The age of Telecom Network Automation
We are already in a new era of telecommunications networks where automation is the foundational pillar to tackle the challenges of increased complexity and changing business models while easing investment and operational constraints. We believe that in a world moving to 5G, automation is not an option but mandatory, and that choosing the right use cases, defining the automation building blocks, learning from the early adopters and having a solid approach is paramount.
Deloitte’s Telecom Engineering Centre of Excellence EMEA (Tee CoE) has been working with multiple operators across the world and, together with an ecosystem of partners, developing use cases to bring important and tangible benefits for the network. Therefore, this paper provides a view on automation, with a focus on Radio Access Network, as well as presenting the proposed methodology to address the challenges that arise from this new Telecom Era.
This whitepaper is destined to anyone interested in Telecom Networks engineering, operations and customer care automation and network evolution towards a 5G era.