In adoption of openRAN ecosystem the biggest impediment for operators is seamless operation between different RAN components. Deployment of openRAN does introduce some challenges as compared to traditional network architecture approach. Integration of disaggregated components needs proper alignment and automation. This raises the importance of an orchestrator in an openRAN ecosystem. Read More..
In a typical virtual network all the network functions are defined, designed and engineered by virtual network functions (VNFs). Further to intelligently automate these VNFs, orchestrator enable features like FCAPS, analytics, automated workflows, scaling, healing and zero touch provisioning (ZTP).
STL has developed an orchestrator which will provide inherent intelligence to network operations. This platform is completely aligned to open source community ONAP with standards specs defined in ETSI, ORAN etc. This AI-ML enabled orchestrator will automate workflows, create standard service and resource templates, standardise interfaces and adapters to effectively communicate and control the underlying systems. This will enable autonomous self-management operations like auto scaling, auto healing, closed loop automation and zero touch provisioning. Read Less..
For some of the specific services, there is a need to create a separate network slice to meet their stringent SLAs. STL orchestrator creates various logically independent network slices to support specific services and manages it dynamically. In order to manage the lifecycle of the network functions along with provisioning services and providing closed loop control— STL has developed a model driven orchestrator which will be able to perform below functions: