Analyst firm Ovum hosted its Digital Futures event at which the Nokia CTO explained why we need to fundamentally redesign the network.

The keynote was delivered by Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia Networks and CEO of Bell Labs where they, as Weldon put it, “invent stuff”.

“We have to rebuild the infrastructure in order to digitize our world,” he announced, before vowing to explain why.

Weldon said we’re at the start of only the 6th technological revolution there has ever been, the previous one being the internet.

This one he named ‘the automation of everything’ and is more concerned with the movement of knowledge and insight as opposed to unqualified data.

This should create new opportunities for telcos to extract themselves from the ‘dumb pipe’ trap they seem to be constantly battling.

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