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Looking for ways to increase the performance, agility and scalability of your optical transport network? If so, then automation could be an ideal solution. Automation can help you manage large-scale networks with minimal effort. It allows for faster response times, increased customer satisfaction and ultimately greater profitability. Let’s take a look at five reasons why you may want to consider automating your optical transport network.

Increased Scalability: Automation allows you to scale the size of your network without increasing your operations overhead. With automated processes in place, your IT team can manage more complex networks without needing to spend extra time and effort managing them manually. Automation also lets IT teams quickly accommodate new customers or services as they come online, allowing for rapid growth without sacrificing performance.

Proactive Monitoring: Automation allows you to spot patterns in performance degradation and proactively address issues before they become a problem for customers or end users. Automated systems are capable of detecting anomalies in data flows or signal levels that may indicate problems in the underlying physical infrastructure or components. This proactive approach can save organizations from costly outages that could otherwise have been avoided with early intervention.

Faster Troubleshooting: Automation helps you identify faults and failures faster and leads to less downtime and greater customer satisfaction. By automating routine monitoring tasks, IT teams can quickly identify problems in the network that need immediate attention. Fault detection processes can be configured to immediately alert personnel when errors are detected, allowing them to begin troubleshooting right away instead of waiting for manual monitoring processes to detect issues first.

Quicker Circuit Turn-Up: Automation speeds up the turn-up process for new circuits, leading to faster revenue generation from new services or customers added onto the network. With an automated system in place, IT teams can quickly configure new links and make sure they are working correctly from start to finish instead of having multiple people involved at each step of the process – leading to a faster turnaround time in getting customers connected and generating revenue sooner rather than later.

Self-Service Possibilities: Automation enables customer self-service capabilities. This increases customer retention by providing convenient access points where they can get answers or handle their own service management tasks without the need to contact support personnel directly every time an issue arises. For example, customers could be allowed access to their own service portals where they could view real-time stats on their connection such as latency, packet loss, jitter, etc., enabling them to proactively diagnose and fix their own networking issues.

Overall, automation offers a wide range of benefits when it comes to managing optical transport networks. And the advantages make it clear that automation is essential for any organization looking to maximize its efficiency and ensure optimal performance from its optical transport network.

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