Extreme sharing of bandwidth, base stations, sensors, processing power, and storage creates the illusion of infinite resources. And it does it in a sustainable, cost-effective way. This, in turn, supports cloud-based approaches to resource sharing.
How can networks share in this way? By employing sophisticated management so they can allocate different resources on an end-to-end basis. This will help them meet differing management goals. It will also mean they will understand the trade-offs between different resources used at different network locations. And be able to exploit them.