OSS/BSS will drive 5G success

The 5G era is within sight. From ultra high-speed, on-demand data services and intelligent systems fed by sensors, to remote controlled machinery, the use cases will only be limited by imagination.

Expect even more personalized services as a result of richer, multi-dimensional ecosystems.

The transition to 5G will be an all-encompassing effort, seeing the transformation of user interfaces, connectivity, infrastructure and above all, operations. But dealing with 5G’s inherent fluid complexity will require a “well-structured” OSS/BSS software platform with evolved analytics, automation and orchestration capabilities.


Analytics – Harvesting insights

One of the biggest challenges that service providers will face when moving to 5G is the need to be more proactive in running services and networks. After all, the operational speed at which 5G will manifest itself demands analytics for timely, relevant decision making.

Operators will rely on analytical tools to better predict system behavior and identify business trends. A well-structured OSS/BSS includes analytics to derive insights that optimize what exists or that lead to innovation in new areas and directions.


Automation – Operationalizing knowledge

Service providers must also plan to deal with more frequent changes associated with on-demand service features, dynamic resource utilization and volatile market conditions. A well-structured BSS/OSS captures proven knowledge to automate processes in planning, fulfillment, optimization and assurance. As a result, it supports the speed, accuracy and consistency needed to profit from the ongoing changes.


Orchestration – Coordinating wisdom

5G will enable new business opportunities by fostering diverse ecosystems in all kinds of dimensions. But without the right context for orchestration, this flexibility may impair profitability.

A well-structured OSS/BSS imposes the discipline needed to achieve a more comprehensive kind of orchestration – one that considers all aspects of services and its resources, for both automated and manual processes. This kind of orchestration maximizes 5G’s business value, running the right network functions in the right place at the right time as conditions change over time. Having a systemic view of 5G is crucial – from embedded devices to networks, clouds and data centers throughout the entire lifecycle of products and services.


Operationalize the benefits of 5G

Only a well-structured OSS/BSS will provide the timely insights, procedural knowledge and system-wide wisdom needed for a more cohesive 5G business. The key is making customer experience, services and the network part of one orchestration.

Start planning your journey today.

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