Network automation is not new, but the level of automation (full automation) is now possible in the telecom infrastructure and is a major enabler of Industry 4.0. As industries in many verticals transform, they rely on technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics Internet of Things, distributed cloud computing, and others. These technologies require zero touch, zero trouble and a zero wait network, which TM Forum defines as the AN.

Liliane Offredo-Zreik's paper highlights Healthcare 4.0 and Manufacturing 4.0 and explains how the enabling technologies supporting the evolution of these industries can be powered by the AN.

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