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Thought Leadership Council Reports

Our Partners and companies with upgraded listings have the option of purchasing a report generated by the Thought Leadership Council (TLC), a unique research initiative. TLC is a select group of 140+ communications service providers (CSPs) with network-level expertise.

Council members take part in surveys and interviews about key communications trends and technologies. TLC circumvents traditional industry hype to ascertain how service providers are really responding to important industry happenings. What makes this initiative so unique is that participants discuss issues in a completely anonymous forum, enabling them to share insights and express business realities that otherwise could not be shared.

Following are examples of key TLC reports that address trends in automation:

This vendor-sponsored report indicates that service assurance is a key factor to CSP automation plans.

This TLC report indicates that CSPs already have started automating networks, despite that they don't have master plans in place to do so.

Automation Exchange Editorial Calendar

Check back for new products, provoking thought leadership and other exciting news from the Companies and Industry Organizations that partner with Automation Exchange! Contact us today to learn how your company can create research, white papers, webinars, videos and more that reflects Automation Exchange's Editorial Calendar:

Q4 2018 – Network Automation
Q1 2019 – Virtualization & Automation: The Impact of NFV, SDN and Cloud Native
Q2 2019 – Automation & Security
Q3 2019 – Performance/Service Assurance & Automation
Q4 2019 – Automation in the Era of AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies
Q1 2020 – Monetizing Automation

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Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.
Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS
Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.
Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.


The Secret Is Out: 5G Success with Intelligent Automation
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. New York

RAN Datasets Must Evolve to meet AI/ML Objectives

Using standard datasets for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) analysis of Next Generation Radio Access Networks (RAN) will not solve many of the critical RAN capacity and coverage issues or automated intelligence goals due to their complex objectives. Legacy signaling datasets can no longer simply be correlated to resolve performance issues and service objectives for these advanced 4G/5G networks.

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) know that the only path forward to next-generation AI/ML automation intelligence framework is to apply stateful analysis of raw RAN datasets and all critical emerging network variables prior to feeding AI/ML frameworks. And this path requires a journey of discovery to analyze data at the source.

With 30+ years of experience working with data at NETSCOUT, we know data secrets and we are helping CSPs succeed with their next generation 4G/5G networks.

Join NETSCOUT’s RAN expert, Robert Froelich, Sr. Director of Product Management, in this webinar, to learn about these four critical issues in 4G and 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) networks:

  • The impact of poorly configured neighboring cells on service and subscriber experience
  • Why single call analysis is no longer viable to optimize carrier aggregation
  • Why optimizing intra-cell elements for capacity is important
  • Why AI/ML algorithms need network source, problem, or use case-specific datasets
The Secret is Out! We invite you to join us to discuss the details.

5G Core Operator Survey: Charting the Route to 5G SA
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The 5G core is essential to enable standalone (SA) operation in the 5G system. Operators are currently designing and deploying new core network architectures using cloud native technologies and operating models. This investment will have deep and broad implications for operator services and the wider mobile ecosystem.

This webinar presents the key findings from the second annual Heavy Reading Cloud Native 5G Core Operator Survey. Heavy Reading’s senior principal analyst for mobile networks will lead a panel to discuss and analyse the results of the 2022 survey, with guest speakers from AMD, F5, Oracle and Red Hat contributing expert insight and opinion.

Among the topics to be discussed include:

  • The impact of 5G core on services and customer experience
  • 4G to 5G core migration strategies and common 4G/5G core networks
  • Cloud infrastructure choices for 5G core (IaaS vs PaaS vs vendor stack)
  • CI/CD/CT tools and operations
  • The outlook for edge services and distributed 5G core

Striding Towards the Intelligent World
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. London / 05:00 a.m. New York

In the future, individuals, households, and industries will have higher requirements for digital infrastructure.

For individuals, immersive services like XR and holographic communication are maturing, and connectivity experience is set to increase from 1 Gbit/s to 10 Gbit/s. Mobile DOU will surge from today's 15 GB to 100 GB. Requirements for latency and ubiquitous connectivity will also increase. For households, the demands generated by advanced services like 24K 3D VR games and holographic education and meetings are creating a full-fiber, 10 Gbit/s era. For industries, digital transformation has now entered the fast lane. Industrial-grade applications such as smart manufacturing and power grid dispatching are raising diversified requirements for connections, quality, and sensing, while also triggering explosive growth in demand for computing power and storage.

We must continue to work hard if we hope to reach an intelligent world. The 5.5G era is an important milestone on this path – one we cannot miss. In the 5.5G era, we will need ubiquitous 10 Gbit/s experience; intelligent and high-quality compute scheduling; highly autonomous L4 networks; Cloud Native 2.0 services for enterprises, and a 10-fold increase of computing effectiveness, storage, and infrastructure energy efficiency.

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