Category: Automation

Know your network. Extracting the benefits of virtualization
December 15, 2018
In this blog on the benefits of virtualization, Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, argues that to gather the knowledge they need and leverage it to optimize their networks, service providers need to change the way they run their networks, concurrently along multiple dimensions.
Webinar: How subscriber intelligence and network insights can ease migration to 5G
June 10, 2018
The ability to understand and obtain insights into network performance from the customer perspective will offer a key advantage to operators as they plan their migration to 5G.
Ciena: From automated to autonomic networks
April 9, 2018
Automation in wireless networks is still surprisingly limited in both scope and depth, but operators have been trying to automate some functions over the years. This type of automation has been driven by a top-down, static approach that translates the knowledge of engineers into scripts that execute repetitive actions. As networks become more complex and…
Automation: Learn to automate, or automate to learn?
April 4, 2018
What happens when an operator starts to automate its processes? How does the internal culture change, what are the financial benefits, and how does it affect the services the operator offers? Petri Hautakangas and Pablo Tapia at Tupl talked about this and more in this conversation for the “Going deeper with automation” report
Automation: Is zero-touch automation possible?
March 28, 2018
In this conversation with Mansoor Hanif, Director of the Converged Network Research Lab at BT, we talked about how automation is evolving, from the scripts of a decade or more ago to zero-touch automation.
Automation: Wireless Intelligence enables automated networks
March 12, 2018
The networks of the future will be automated, but how will we get there? I talked with Kevin Xu, Head of Marketing Operations at Huawei, about the role of what Huawei calls Wireless Intelligence in setting the path and enabling network automation. 
New report: Going deeper with automation
February 20, 2018
How to tame complexity in wireless networks. The report is published in collaboration with FierceWireless and with the support of our sponsors, Huawei, Ciena, Luoxft, and Tupl. It features an interview with Mansoor Hanif, BT.