Assuring network slices: an assessment of key automated assurance capabilities
The 5G network is expected to become the ‘services creation platform’ for next-generation communications, enabling the creation of separate network partitions (or ‘slices’) with unique network performance and latency characteristics. This report provides a framework for communications service providers (CSPs) to understand the implications of the challenges associated with network slicing.
This report provides:
- an explanation of the new demands on assurance in the context of network slicing
- a discussion of the underlying technology enablers for network slicing and why it creates new assurance challenges
- a high-level slice assurance framework
- recommendations regarding the key capabilities of a slice assurance solution.
Communications service providers need a 5G digital operations platform to prepare for the 5G era
5G assurance solutions will require integrations with CNCF observability tools and frameworks
5G-related automated assurance: worldwide forecast 2020–2025