5G is evolving towards 5G Standalone (SA) which introduces a distributed, modular and multi-vendor service-based architecture that massively expands monetization possibilities for SPs. Yet the complexity introduced by 5G SA can only be resolved through hyperautomation.
The dynamic nature of 5G SA and 5G slicing requires automation between business requirements and the underlying network, as end-to-end across the network. This is vital to successfully introduce and monetize an array of innovative and differentiated services encompassing consumers, enterprises and a broad partner ecosystem.
The major focus areas for enhanced automation in the 5G SA era are:
- 5G Core Orchestration
- 5G Edge Orchestration
- vRAN/ORAN Orchestraiton
- End-to-end Slice Orchestration
- Cloud and beyond