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ETSI ZSM applies modern principles in its low-touch management framework for 5G end-to-end automation

Caroline Chappell Research Director

"ETSI ZSM represents a fresh approach to end-to-end 5G network automation and we believe that it is in a good position to succeed, providing that it does not follow an over-prescriptive path when defining the framework."

ZSM is positioning itself as the low-touch management framework for the 5G network that can span multiple domain-specific and open-source network automation initiatives. Its vision and its modern, end-to-end approach provide an important missing ingredient in a crowded market, which will be beneficial if well-accepted and executed.