Automation is getting a lot of buzz right now but operators should only use automation if it helps reduce the complexity of the network or compensates for human limitations.
Emir Halilovic joined GlobalData in 2017 as a principal analyst on the service provider infrastructure (global telecom technology & software) team. His focus at GlobalData is on optical transport layer products and technology including WDM, OTN switching, OADMs, Packet Optical Networking, and converged IP/Optical platforms. He has a particular interest in how deep changes in service provider networks, like 5G, NFV and software-defined networking, affect the evolution of transport products and technologies.
Prior to GlobalData, Halilovic spent 14 years at IDC, where his most recent position was as a program director in telecoms and networking team in EMEA.