IBM Brings AI-Powered Automation Software to Networking to Help Simplify Broad Adoption of 5G

Telecom Tech Outlook | Thursday, July 29, 2021

CSPs are an essential lifeline for citizens and businesses all around the world, and this is more true today when unanticipated events can cause significant changes in network needs and traffic patterns.

FREMONT, CA: At Mobile World Congress 2021, IBM has declared new hybrid cloud AI-powered automation software for communications service providers (CSPs) to help deliver on the promise of 5G, including zero-touch operations, decreased costs and the rapid delivery of innovative services to customers. CSPs can utilize IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation to employ AI-powered automation to swiftly set up and maintain networks in a variety of scenarios, and it is designed to scale new services in days rather than months.

CSPs are an essential lifeline for citizens and businesses all around the world, and this is truer today when unanticipated events can cause significant changes in network needs and traffic patterns. In fact, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, faster time-to-market of new services was rated as the most critical factor for successful automation initiatives by 82 percent of major CSPs polled.

"As the telco industry races to capture new value from 5G and Edge computing, many are transforming their networks to software-defined platforms that can deliver on this promise. Yet our customers have identified that limited automation and the lack of real- time visibility across networks have hindered their ability to deliver innovative services to customers fast enough," stated Andrew Coward, General Manager, Software Defined Networking, IBM. "To help address these growing demands, IBM's new Cloud Pak for Network Automation software uses AI-powered automation to enable zero-touch provisioning of new services which can facilitate the simplification of the management of network functions from the core to the edge."