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The desire for ubiquitous, seamless and resilient access to content and services builds up momentum for cutting edge technologies such as cooperative transmission, autonomic communications and cloud networking. Cooperative transmission, being one of the hottest research topics recently, capitalises on the exploitation of orthogonal resource in the spatio-temporal domain to provide diversity through selected relay nodes. At the same time, the paradigm of autonomic communications is based on the idea that a networked system should be able to act like a living organism and self-manage without any external intervention. Last but not least is the concept of wireless network cloud where equipment and software gets separated so new radio standards can be implemented without changes to the hardware. This paper presents a joint vision of using these concepts for service resilience in the network of the future.