This report provides:
- an explanation of why CSPs need new orchestration software
- an overview of how standards are developing in the industry
- recommendations for vendors to guide their network slicing orchestration strategies.
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
Principal Analyst - Research
Anil is the lead analyst on network and service automation research that includes the Network Automation and Orchestration, Automated Assurance and Service Design and Orchestration research programmes, covering a broad range of topics on the existing and new-age operational systems that will power operators’ digital transformations. His main areas of focus include service creation, provisioning and service operations in NFV/SDN-based networks, 5G, IoT and edge clouds; the use of analytics, ML and AI to increase operations efficiency and agility; and the broader imperatives around operations automation and zero touch networks. In addition to producing both quantitative and qualitative research for both programmes, Anil also works with clients on a range of consulting engagements such as strategy assessment and advisory, market sizing, competitive analysis and market positioning, and marketing support through thought leadership collateral. Anil is also a frequent speaker and chair at industry events, and holds a BEng in Computer Science from the University of Mysore and an MBA from Lancaster University Management School, UK.
Analyst - Research
William is a member of the Telecoms Software and Networks research team in London, contributing to various research programmes with a focus on Automated Assurance, Service Design and Orchestration and Forecast and Strategy. He previously worked with the regional markets team. William holds a BSc in Physics from Queen Mary University of London.