Network automation revisited: the 5G priority
In 2019, as 5G networks were just beginning to move from trials to commercial launches, we looked at how momentum for AI services and solutions was building across the industry in a wide-ranging analysis. A major part of the story was the use of automation technologies to streamline network operations as well as service delivery. Today, 5G is a commercial reality worldwide. As a result, we now have a better understanding of how the 5G ecosystem and 5G services will develop, along with the costs involved in developing them. To this end, it is worth revisiting how 5G and automation are linked today and how they will be connected in the future.