CSPs are broadening their automation focus this year to include the network infrastructure layer to optimize network operations; the underlying strategy is that improved network operations will naturally lead to a better overall customer experience.
- Over the next year, CSPs will look to partners to either source, or acquire, increased automation assets through big data analytics platforms and artificial intelligence (AI). However, AI won’t be a replacement for CSP personnel anytime soon.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses the market drivers for NFV and how more automation may help accelerate adoption.
- Evaluates why automation integration further down into the network stack is required to deliver a better customer experience for CSPs and their customers.
Key questions answered
- What are the drivers for NFV adoption?
- What are the technologies that will help accelerate NFV adoption momentum?
Table of contents
Recommendations for service providers
Recommendations for vendors
Network transformation drives the need for end-to-end network automation
More software means more complexities
Automation at the NFVI level
Tackling the VNF onboarding challenge is priority
CSPs automate to improve their customers' experience
Service assurance automation to help ease hybrid networking complexities
Looking to 2019: automation across the network is the endgame, but we cannot forget the humans
Fusing the network layers: technical and personnel challenges