Elisa Automate and Telefónica collaborate to advance Transport Network Automation

Mar 23, 2021

Stockholm (Sweden)

Elisa Automate, a business unit of Polystar OSIX AB and the leading supplier of Machine Learning / AI-based network automation solutions for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica, one of the largest operator groups in the world, has been testing Elisa Automate’s automation solutions in its Global Transport SDN Network laboratory.

The automation of transport networks is essential to meet the demands of 5G and agile network and topology configuration. Legacy, manually-intensive processes are no longer fit for purpose and limit the ability of operators to deliver services efficiently and at the scale required. Elisa Automate solves this problem by offering a complete, real-time view of topology and inventory – across all network layers – that enables zero-touch automation and agile configuration.

Telefónica proposed a set of use cases to Elisa Automate in order to validate automation of network topology discovery, network expansion and service provisioning functions, using the standards-based transport network NBIs defined in Telefónica’s iFusion initiative.