As devices attach to the network, move, and establish connections and security and so on, they generate numerous events which flow around and are interpreted by the network. Many of these interactions would be invaluable to developers building applications – but they are not exposed by standard network components so are hidden away. Visibility – let alone control – is difficult to achieve.
This approach is incongruous with adjacent industries. A developer can create a cloud account – then create a virtual network and virtual servers. In minutes, they have an environment up-and-running with just consumption-based charges. Then they turn to the mobile network – which provides the connectivity to their IoT devices. Configuring routing, security, performance, coverage or integration involves change requests, design documentation, engineering slots, and project fees.
How about a mobile network built from the ground up for developers? Accessible and dynamic as cloud environments – and providing immediate flexibility, insight and control without compromising security or interoperability? This will require a different type of network.