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Automated active testing supports CSPs’ network automation strategies

Anil Rao Principal Analyst, Research

"Automated active testing bolsters CSPs’ overall network automation initiatives and supports a variety of use cases to achieve operations and service agility in NFV and SDN networks."

Network automation reduces operational costs and allows communications service providers (CSPs) to achieve service agility in virtual and cloud-native networks. Automated active testing presents an early opportunity for CSPs to automate a plethora of service assurance processes, and provides high-quality, real-time network performance and service quality insights that can be used to perform automated root-cause analysis and drive automated actions.

This report provides:

  • an explanation of why current approaches to active testing are unsuitable for the NFV and SDN networks
  • a discussion on what CSPs and vendors should do to make active testing fit for purpose
  • an overview of the top CSP use cases enabled by active testing automation
  • an illustration of how active testing automation enables network automation.