Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced the availability of its 5G Slice Manager. This solution has been designed to help service providers accelerate their 5G journey, by providing a full set of capabilities to manage and monetise 5G network slices. The solution includes functionality for slice design, instantiation and performance management and caters from design to creation, launch and on-going closed-loop operations.
Maximising 5G network monetisation
Amdocs 5G Slice Manager will help service providers maximise the monetisation of 5G networks and do so through automated and streamlined management of services based on 5G network slicing.
Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, International Data Corporation said: “5G network slicing will allow operators to tailor and slice the network to address specific use-case and customer requirements, a significant change from the previous generation of one-size-fits-all mobile networks.”
“This opportunity also brings more complexity in managing the life cycle of network slices across the siloed operational network domains such as core, transport and RAN. Emerging solutions such as the Amdocs 5G Slice Manager are designed to address this complexity with automated and adaptive network slice management functionality, and business-focused slice monetisation,” he continued.
Instantiating 5G core components
Amdocs 5G Slice Manager is currently being trialed by service providers, one of whom the company says is “a leading operator in North America that used the system to instantiate 5G core components, dynamically select and allocate underlying cloud resources, and view the live status data and event-driven updates via the inventory capability.”
“As we look to the monetisation of 5G, managing the design, orchestration and delivery of services within a network slice is of paramount importance to our connected society. Being able to differentiate an offering by providing the appropriate network resources required for a service will become vital to meeting customer expectations for these premium experiences,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of Media, Network and Technology at Amdocs.
Goonetilleke continued: “Combined with Amdocs CES20’s offer creation, converged charging and real-time billing capabilities, we believe that the slice manager becomes a core component of delivering enhanced experiences for users and creates a monetisation opportunity for CSPs.”