Automation has become a target for network operators for many years now, and the growing complexity and fluidity of networks – as the industry adopts ever-increasing levels of virtualization – only increases the urgency of this. From optimizing network RoI, to accelerating network and service roll-outs, and monetizing advanced new revenue streams, automation today is critical to business success.
Today, advancements in key technologies – such as ML/AI; open and cloud-native architectures; and a maturing landscape of orchestration frameworks and capabilities – has finally brought the potential for a step-change in automation for the full network lifecycle, from planning to monetization.
But network operators around the world continue to face ever-increasing OPEX bills; bringing together a fragmented vendor landscape, disparate architectures and legacy technologies is proving costly and time-consuming. A new approach is needed. In the 5G era, that approach is Network Lifecycle Automation, which we outline in this brochure, covering topics such as:
- Applying your insights and capabilities across phases without being constrained by functional silos
- Automation through multi-phase ‘traversal’ use cases
- Introducing customer intelligence into every phase of the network lifecycle