Complexity. Customer (experience/centricity). Cost. To a certain degree, the high-level 5G monitoring challenges are similar to the challenges for 4G (and earlier Gs) monitoring. But there are also substantial differences:
Without a doubt, 5G mandates a different approach to network and service monitoring.
EXFO provides innovative monitoring solutions for end-to-end 5G network and service visibility. These expert solutions support the monitoring needs of different stakeholders—from operations and customer care to marketing and management—related to the physical, cloud/virtual and hybrid 5G network infrastructure.
EXFO’s solutions have been built upon years of experience working with network operators and service providers worldwide. By intelligently focusing on and using the “right” data derived through its own active and passive (virtual and physical probe) monitoring capabilities or through other means, EXFO can help its customers monitor, assure and monetize 5G.
EXFO’s 5G monitoring solutions address key 5G requirements including:
A prerequisite for 5G, from simpler (e.g., workflow) to more sophisticated (e.g., orchestration) monitoring-related network and service processes.
Essential for 5G, based on real-time data, a more accurate view of the dynamic network and service topology, powerful diagnostics and AI-driven predictive/other capabilities.
For holistic 5G network monitoring, from different domains (radio, core, transport) and the–critical for 5G–fiber infrastructure to the end-to-end hybrid network performance.
For reliable 5G service monitoring, to understand how users/devices experience the network, to support customer-centric operations, and to maximize the benefits from exciting new services.
EXFO’s 5G monitoring solutions can provide high-resolution visibility into the domain-specific and end-to-end 5G performance. These insights are crucial for effective 5G optimization and end-to-end network slicing.
EXFO’s 5G monitoring solutions can help increase operational efficiency and maximize the productivity of operations teams through actionable analytics, AI and automation. To deal with the 5G complexity, advanced automation (and orchestration) is now a must-have.
EXFO’s 5G monitoring solutions can help address the uncertainty around the introduction of 5G. As a trusted provider of innovative and future-proof solutions for years, EXFO has a strong foundation of expertise in network and service monitoring.
EXFO’s 5G monitoring solutions can help detect and troubleshoot or predict and preempt network/service issues that affect 5G customers (users and devices). This customer-centric focus–a key feature of EXFO’s approach to network and service operations–is fundamental in 5G.
The adoption and commercial success of 5G depends on a number of factors, including network and service monitoring. EXFO’s best-in-class monitoring solutions can help network operators maximize revenues from 5G services while reducing time-to-market and investment in new infrastructure.