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.
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
Software-defined networking provides the basis for 5G network slicing in the transport domain