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A Common Language Speaks to the Opportunities for Data Center Operators in the 5G Market

5G’s gigabit speeds and ultra-low latency makes it an ideal way for enterprises and consumers to connect to cloud and edge computing services such as streaming video and business applications. Data center operators are key partners for communication service providers (CSPs) by enabling them to capitalize on those opportunities. For example, data centers provide the critical interconnection points between 5G networks and cloud providers such as AWS, Google and Microsoft Azure.

But that doesn’t mean these CSP opportunities automatically create opportunities for data center operators. Only a certain type of data center operator has what it takes to be financially successful in the 5G market. Their secret weapon is fluency in iconectiv® TruOpsTM Common Language®, the industry-standard nomenclature and framework that over 1,800 CSPs, network element providers (NEPs) and equipment manufacturers and other telecom ecosystem members rely on over 30,000 times each day.

CSPs use Common Language to understand the location, capabilities and other key attributes of data infrastructure. When data center operators use Common Language to register their assets, they gain a competitive edge over rivals that don’t.

For example, the TruOps Common Language CLLITM Code is a globally unique identifier that represents a physical location for a network site such as a data center. The CLLI Code also describes the types of communications functionalities available at that site, such as a session border controller or wireless switch. They facilitate rapid and accurate communication of points of interface for interconnection and precisely identify the location of each asset — all of which makes those data centers that use CLLI Codes a more attractive partner to CSPs.

The CSP’s decision-makers also know that Common Language means those attributes are accurately documented in the telecom ecosystem’s preferred format. This is critical for avoiding misunderstandings that can delay the launch of 5G services. As a result, using Common Language makes those assets more attractive to CSPs, putting data center operators in a better position to capitalize on the burgeoning 5G market.

To learn more about why and how savvy data center operators are using Common Language, click here for more information.