CSPs must embrace extreme operations automation and look at every opportunity to reduce human intervention in order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation and 5G, and to support dynamic services such as SD-WAN. However, CSPs must not wait for the full implementation of cloud-native 5G networks to start their journeys towards extreme automation. Assurance processes such as active testing provide an early opportunity for automation in today’s operational scenarios for existing services on physical networks. These processes also set the stage for extreme automation in cloud-native 5G networks.
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About the Author
Anil Rao (Principal Analyst) is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Automated Assurance and Service Design and Orchestration research programs, covering a broad range of topics on the existing and new-age operational systems that will power operators’ digital transformations. His main areas of focus include service creation, provisioning and service operations in NFV/SDN-based networks, 5G, IoT and edge clouds; the use of analytics, ML and AI to increase operations efficiency and agility; and the broader imperatives around operations automation and zero touch networks.