The network automation challenge

The network automation challenge

To drive revenue growth, CSPs are looking to deliver new 5G and edge services. However, today’s service delivery processes are often manual, siloed and time-consuming, driving up costs and risk, and slowing time to market. 

IBM Cloud for Telecommunications helps overcome these challenges with network automation tools that bring the benefits of cloud to the network -- driving greater levels of automation from the core out to the edge.

The benefits of a hybrid platform approach for Telco

Speed time to market


faster delivery of new capabilities with a cloud native platform approach.

Improve service availability


reduction in unplanned downtime with close-loop service assurance.

Optimize workforce productivity


reallocation of labor from administrative support to innovation.

Ecosystem of partners that the industry depends on; see all below

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Altiostar leading network transformation
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To enable telco digital transformation at scale with speed and purpose, get started with the multidisciplinary experts in the IBM Garage™.

Network automation solutions

5G and Edge accelerators

Automate lifecycle management of edge devices, applications, and servers. Optimize business operations in real time with in-depth network management insights.

Zero-touch service automation

Control network infrastructure from the data center to the edge with a single point of access. Closed loop assurance allows for the virtualization, containerization and deployment of network services and functions.

AI modernization

Gain consistent access and governance of data by applying AI anywhere. Automate interactions with clients while improving the scalability of network operations, insights and skilled resources.


Multicloud Container Development Platforms

See why IBM and Red Hat® are shown as a leader in this latest Forrester Wave™ report.

Total Economic Impact Study for Telecommunications

This study explores the value service providers realized using IBM and Red Hat solutions together for automation.

New edge network architecture

Insights from TBR shows how CSPs can modernize their network to be more open, containerized and cloud native.

Discover the IBM network automation solutions that can help you modernize your network. Speak with an IBM Telecommunications expert today.