You need your network service assurance system to detect and flag potential problems in real time, before they affect subscribers’ quality of experience—or at least within seconds after they occur—otherwise you’re risking customer satisfaction and your bottom line. But just how “real” are your real-time analytics? Some management systems claiming to deliver real-time intelligence can take up to an hour to signal a problem. And which data needs to be delivered in real time? Not all of it does.