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. https://www.ericsson.com/en/blog/2019/3/onap-and-5g--the-role-of-automation-in-5g-and-beyond
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ONAP AND 5G – THE ROLE OF AUTOMATION IN 5G AND BEYOND
The telecom industry has seen a tremendous transformation over the past decade or so, starting with separation of control and user plane, introduction of SDN, virtualization of applications and networks, and is now entering the cloud native phase. Mobile networks has also transformed from 3G to 4G based on IP architecture and is now moving to 5G. Every mobile generation has paved the way for new business models and services. 5G also will bring innovation in business models and new services. As underlying networks and applications transform to new architectures and technologies, this creates more complexity to operations and life cycle management of services. Automation is key to manage these complex networks, applications in various stages such as PNF (Physical Network Functions), VNF (Virtual Network Functions) and CNF (Cloud Native Network Functions), massive number of devices, different types of devices and services across many industries. READ MORE