Connectivity is the connection between the data that is collected locally and the applications. The data is made available to the applications in a controlled way. This ‘managed connectivity’ is required to divide the available bandwidth and enforce the relevant data protocols. This layer emphatically does not include ‘small cells’ that are used to deliver 4G/5G services to third parties.
This management summary contains some crucial starting points (selections) that are described further in the document. The purpose of the table below is to clarify these starting points.