Network automation is increasingly critical to service provider operations, but what is it? Put simply, network automation allows software to automatically configure, provision, manage and test network devices. Its value lies in its ability to improve efficiency, cut operating expenses and reduce human error.
The benefits of network automation
The benefits that network automation can deliver are embedded in nearly every aspect of operations. Need to enhance network intelligence to gain cost efficiencies? Looking to reduce customer service time? Want to use data analytics to craft the services that customers imagine in a 5G/IoT world? Then you need network automation.
Ericsson is helping service providers worldwide automate their networks, so they can turn legacy networks into elastic infrastructures that are lightweight, programmable and endlessly adaptable. The goal? Help service providers gain the ability in each of their unique environments to govern, manage and orchestrate hybrid networks holistically and in real time.
The outcome? With greater automation, service providers can slash operations costs and introduce services more quickly, fully prepared to manage complexity and exceed customer expectations.
Solutions to get you started
Ericsson solutions for network automation are in use by service providers around the world, led by Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration, which helps operators simplify operations and cut costs via automated provisioning and insight-driven service assurance.
Ericsson customers know that network automation doesn’t have to be disruptive or complicated. It can be implemented in a step-by-step approach with benefits added at each step. Below are insights from both customers and experts that focus on various aspects of the service provider journey towards closed-loop, zero-touch operations.