Is coding necessary for new Telco Professionals?

Dear Experts, one opinion needed.
For telecom professional moving toward 5G, 6G… is coding becoming necessity to learn with big data, machine learning, etc?
Sometime demanding dynamics can divert path as well.

Yes, or at least is appreciate it.
And not only for Telco Processionals, also for Operators itself because their business model is obsolete and FANGs are making tons of money thanks to networks that they don’t build and cost billions, of course they have other expenses like R+D that Telcos have not (but maybe should).