Overcoming complexities and opening up new opportunities with automation
Page 14 & 15 – Fibre Systems Yearbook 2020
‘According to Statista, global IP data traffic is expected to reach 278,108 petabytes per month by 2021. This is only set to escalate with the emergence of new and innovative technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), 8K video streaming and more.
This staggering growth in network traffic, combined with the emergence of these technologies, and significant pressure on reduced time-to-market, reiterates the significant transformation the network must make if it is to remain agile enough to cater for this demand.
Automation is vital to the success of 5G, IoT and digitalisation as a whole, and requires operators to take a new approach when it comes to their networks. To meet these demands, networks must in turn become scalable and flexible to increase their capacity – in terms of throughput and the breadth of devices, nodes, and systems to be managed. However, with this additional capacity, comes increased complexity. This is why the industry is turning to automation for a solution.’