Assuring 5G: operators should take a four-pronged approach to automated assurance

| March 6, 2019

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If operators are to make a success of 5G, they should adopt a four-pronged approach to automated assurance that includes unified cross-domain assurance, dynamic monitoring, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and assurance-assisted closed-loop automation with MANO.5G promises to support diverse industry use cases with varying demands such as service dynamicity, quality of service and latency requirements, which cannot be achieved using traditional physical networks and rigid network architecture. The industry has coalesced around service-based architecture (SBA) for 5G, which will be enabled by network functions virtualisation (NFV), cloud-native computing (CNC) and software-defined networking (SDN). 5G networks will also incorporate edge clouds and network slicing technology; edge clouds will bring high-performance computing closer to the point of service use to support low-latency and Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, while network slicing will offer quality of service (QoS) and service-level agreements (SLAs) based differentiated services to enterprises Together, these technology innovations enable communications service providers (CSPs) to transform their network into a digital infrastructure platform for agile service innovation, both for CSPs and third parties.

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