We believe that device evolution and application innovation will continue to drive the exponential growth in demand for personalized mobile broadband in the next decade. This demand and the associated usage profile define the key requirements for future mobile networks in terms of capacity, latency, automation, resource utilization and energy efficiency.

For each of these requirements, we’ve shown an essential set of technologies that needs to be explored and developed in the next decade. This technology evolution leads to our vision of a fully software defined “liquid” network architecture – a network architecture that combines highest efficiency with flexibility and is the foundation to deliver the best experience to every mobile broadband user.