Tech Mahindra Ltd, recently announced netOps.ai, its Network Automation and Managed Services Framework based on CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment) principles. Tech Mahindra will conduct the first-ever live demonstration of its netOps.ai framework at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across the globe are getting ready for the 5G revolution and preparing to roll out 5G networks. Tech Mahindra’s netOps.ai, Network Automation and Managed Services Framework, is geared to accelerate 5G Network adoption by automating all the key network life cycle stages. The main features of netOps.ai include:
- Telco Cloud Automation: Automating the Telco Cloud Deployment of different personas and enabling one-click deployment of Telco Cloud.
- VNF Lifecycle Automation: Automating VNF Onboarding and End-to-End network integration with integration accelerators in its VNF-Xchange
- NetDevOps: Implementation of complete DevOps Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline for 5G networks in a multi-vendor environment
- Service Orchestration: Automation of Network Services with Orchestration, including closed-loop-control implementation for self-healing and auto-scaling
Tech Mahindra will demonstrate netOps.ai framework in a fully virtualized, multi-vendor 5G network and showcase the benefits of deploying netOps.ai including: automated validation of the entire NFV stack (from Hypervisors to VNFs), automated software updates, significant acceleration of end-to-end validation cycles, and rapid deployment to production networks.
Manish Vyas, President CME and CEO of Network Services, Tech Mahindra, said, “Tech Mahindra’s netOps.ai Framework will significantly boost the speed of 5G network rollouts. Communication service providers across the globe will be able to accelerate their 5G Time-to-Market and simultaneously reduce their cost of ownership by automating every aspect of their network lifecycle. We are preparing to witness the real-world impact of 5G and are collaborating with multiple partners from different industry verticals to develop compelling, practical use cases. Service Agility, which we aim to provide with our netOps.ai Framework, is essential to rapidly deploy and scale these use cases”.
With 5G, CSPs will be able to dynamically slice and differentially price their network. netOps.ai is geared to deliver Service Agility at scale, not only by automating all network lifecycle stages, but also by keeping networks continually updated. The framework will also demonstrate service automation for Private 5G Networks-as-a-Service by automating Network Slicing.
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading, “If operators can deliver at scale, at pace, and at low unit cost, 5G has great potential to contribute to business transformation across diverse industries. We believe the economic and technical case for advanced services, delivered over complex infrastructure, is underpinned by operators’ ability to automate operating processes, with CI/CD models that support multi-vendor environments critical to this.”
Tech Mahindra is excited to drive collaborative disruption with its 5G partners and will jointly showcase the netOps.ai framework with Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, F5, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Juniper Networks, Qwilt, Red Hat, RIFT & Teoco,
As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is focused on developing platforms based on next-gen technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, automation and the internet of things. Tech Mahindra is committed to accelerating the global adoption of 5G technology and is currently engaged with multiple service providers globally to help them transform their networks.