The Operators equate SDN with network automation, but struggle with its implications and immature tools

The scale of the network automation challenge is vast and will require significant industry co-operation to achieve. Individual operators have much to learn from each other but need to start plotting their own unique journeys now, without waiting for vendors to provide "perfect" SDN-led solutions and roadmaps.

Three lessons for operators on the road to network automation
Figure 1: The three phases of network slicing will have an increasing focus on automation
Three messages for network automation vendors

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