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Analyst firm Ovum hosted its Digital Futures event at which Nokia’s 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. The internet connects people to each other and to digital media, but not the rest of the world, which is where this next revolution – generally referred to as IoT – comes in. 

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