Every day, operators make a promise to deliver high quality mobile services to their customers. 5G raises expectations of consumers—and the bar for service providers. 5G business cases call for dense wireless coverage for millions of connections and low latency. The only way to assure that millions
of small cells and backhaul links will meet service level agreements (SLAs) at turn-up and during live operation afterwards is to perform continuous active testing of the links via an automated approach. Traditional manual testing methods are simply impractical for current and future needs.
This case study outlines the challenges faced by a tier-1 service provider in the US as they planned a major network expansion and details how they were able to automate the process of small cell turn-up and SLA management to deliver benefits in the speed of deployment and operational cost savings.