The explosion of mobile traffic and the demand for connectivity in new sectors presents new challenges and opportunities for mobile equipment vendors and operators. Mobile edge computing and distributed networks will become a common scenario in the next decade. New devices that have vastly different profiles are emerging for machine-to-machine communications in unprecedented numbers. This presents a paradigm shift for the industry. How can the next generation of mobile networks adapt to this paradigm shift? This talk will address these changes and present use cases from Industry 4.0 and public safety deployments.