Cloud native is a term that comes from the IT industry that is used to describe the building and running of network functions that take advantage of the cloud computing delivery model. This model allows service providers to develop and deploy networks more quickly, making it possible for them to respond quickly to growth in mobile data traffic and add new services. Greenfield operator Dish Network, which is deploying a standalone 5G network, has said its network will be cloud-native as well. Some vendors estimate that having a cloud-native network architecture will provide up to 20% operational savings on infrastructure costs. This panel discussion will look at the benefits of a cloud-native network and whether operators will reap cost savings from moving this direction.