The automated assurance market rebounded in 2021 due to the 5G-driven demand for assurance
The automated assurance market grew by 3.2% year-on-year in 2021 after shrinking in 2020 due to delayed investments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The market is set for long-term growth because vendors are developing new propositions to support 5G deployments and emerging use cases. Communications service providers (CSPs) are continuing to modernise their OSS to enable the next level of automation that is required for 5G. They have also started to roll out 5G standalone (SA) and edge cloud infrastructure, which will lay the groundwork for a new generation of use cases such as network slicing, as well as other enterprise-focused and IoT use cases.