Automated Service Orchestration

Learn to Love Your Network Again

Contributed by Christian Uremovic, Director of Marketing, Infinera. Top Six Key Learnings from Automated Orchestrated Network Migration To leverage the opportunities of 5G and Converged Interconnect Network (CIN), operators need to introduce new technology into their networks that is significantly more scalable, cost-optimized, programmable, and automation-ready. However, rack space and power limitations often prevent the installation of […]

Airtel’s network automation is as inevitable as water obeying gravity

Airtel’s CTO Randeep Sekhon and Bradley Mead of Ericsson talked to Contributing Editor Annie Turner about the urgency of their joint approach to automation. Although Airtel has fixed infrastructure, our interview focused on its mobile network, which is of immense scale and complexity, and has been managed by Ericsson for some 16 years. The mobile […]

March 2021 News

Operators embrace automation as a disruptive force Contributing Editor Annie Turner rounds up March’s automation highlights, from excitement about stability and SON to supporting new ways of working. TDC NET says its network is at its most stable for 25 years, with fewer instances of unplanned downtime and customer disruptions, and a more reliable experience […]

February 2021 News

Network automation market set to boom post-Covid Contributing Editor Annie Turner rounds up February’s automation highlights, from the heat of Magma to the temporary cooling of investment in tech. The global network automation market is expected to grow rapidly to reach $22.58 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 24.2% between 2020 […]

January 2021 News

Access networks are where the action is. Contributing editor Annie Turner rounds up AI and automation highlights from January. Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Türk Telekom have begun roll out of disaggregated broadband in their access networks, based on the SDN-Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) reference architecture developed by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). The two have been […]

AI and ML in the networks: risky business or critical to success?

STL Partners and Futurenet World are running a free survey for telecoms operators, benchmarking the industry’s progress at automating the networks and operations domains. Everyone who takes part will receive a personalised report of the findings and multiple submissions from one operator are welcome. Take the survey here: Much has been written about the […]

December 2020 News

Automation moves up the agenda As we look forward to what 2021 brings, Contributing Editor Annie Turner rounds up the highlights from December – the end of a truly remarkable year in telecoms. Valmet, a Finnish industrial technology company, announced it has chosen Finnish operator Elisa as its prime partner to provide a global SD-WAN and […]

FutureNet World, 20-21 April 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

FutureNet World, 20-21 April 2021 – SAVE THE DATE! We are delighted to unveil the FutureNet World Advisory Board for 2021, announce our key themes for the event next April and our first keynote speaker confirmed to participate! The FutureNet World Advisory Board is an incredible group of thought leaders who share a common interest […]

Betting on the automation clash: Sumo vs Kung Fu

Contributed by Stefan Walraven, Co-founder and CEO, Inmanta. Automation is all about change… The real reason for automation is that we don’t want to make manual changes any more. Because these changes are boring and repetitive, are error-prone and/or the execution takes way too long. With the growing complexity of network, cloud/edge and security infrastructure, […]