Articles - A3 for Network and Operations

How can Telcos Offer Edge Assurance to Customers and Partners?

The diagram below shows the main options that a telco might have to deliver assurance products at the edge to its customers and partners – assuming that this is something that a telco with an aggressive strategy in IoT would want (or need) to do. The pink arrows across the top describe groups of capabilities […]

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Assuring the Edge – Considerations for Telcos

This research took a broad approach to the definitions of both “the edge” and “assurance” to enable the investigation of the new assurance that a telco will require as it deploys networks, infrastructure, devices and services to support customers taking a mix of network products, edge compute and IoT services from the telco. It was […]

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Financial Value of A3 Deployed in Network and OSS

The diagram below provides a view of the potential financial value of using analytics, AI and Automation (A3) within the network and OSS . The colours of boxes show value in $m for each year of the first five years that an A3 project is implemented.  Green denotes more than $50m, orange between $10m and […]

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Progress of A3 Deployment on Network and OSS

A3 (analytics, AI and automation) solutions deployed in the network and OSS vary widely in “sophistication”.  Simple analytics offer the ability to gain insight into how the network is performing while machine learning and reasoning can be included within automations to create intelligent processes. The diagram below shows the results of analysis into the: sophistication […]

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Discussing the Future of A3 in Telco Assurance

I sat down with Chris Menier from assurance/AIOps vendor, Vitria, for a 15 minute discussion on the future of assurance. Please find a summary of the discussion and access to the audio, here: https://www.vitria.com/customer-centric-network-assurance-strategies-pdf-audio  

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The Future Value of A3 in Assurance

Tied to Network Development The total cost benefits delivered by A3 across assurance functions is very much tied to the delivery of 5G. Interviews with 11 assurance vendors yielded insight into the gently increasing S-curve of value from assurance functions as demonstrated in the figure below.     * y-axis on the graphic = yearly […]

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Use of A3 in Telco Assurance

The Calm Before the Storm Significant opportunities to utilize A3 across assurance functions is moving ahead with simpler, descriptive processes while more sophisticated predictive functions are currently implemented in certain individual automations.  Interviews with 11 assurance vendors yielded insight into the chief areas of activity across the telco organization, illustrated in the figure below. A3 […]

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