The deployment of 5G networks will require the simultaneous availability of several new technologies for the first time. Those technologies—namely SDN, NFV, network slicing, distributed cloud and mobile edge computing—will need to work together, interoperating successfully in order to make 5G a reality. Currently, multiple network types (IP, cloud, fixed and mobile) are individually managed in silos with their own network operation centers (NOCs) separate from each other.
To achieve a successful migration to 5G, these multiple networks and technologies must all be connected and managed together, centrally as one unit by connecting multiple service operations center (SOC) together to handle both network and customer service issues to deliver the best QoE possible to subscribers.
This webinar will discuss how, in order to deliver the innovative IoT services enabled by 5G and this new network architecture, closed loop automation must be implemented in SOCs across network technologies and types, starting from the service creation stage right through to the termination of a service.
Susan Rambo, Senior Editor, RCR Wireless News
Ihab Mahna, Solution Architect, EXFO