Network Services & Automation

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Network services and automation

Network services and automation are crucial to the evolution of 5G, IoT and industrial digitalization. As 5G-enabled technologies develop, operators will need to increase their network capacity. But with additional capacity, comes additional complexity.

To meet these new challenges, we have introduced engineering solutions that combine machine learning and human ingenuity across our portfolio to enable networks to self-learn, self-optimize and deliver optimal user experience, allowing you to capitalize on the opportunities of 5G.

AI & Automation makes the 5G switch easy

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AI is being adopted in networks globally

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Automating MIMO energy management with Machine Learning and AI

Today's mobile customers want to stream and share content with the world – and they don't want to wait. With 27EB of data being used across 6 billion mobile subscriptions per month, additional hardware is needed for networks to keep up with increasing user demands. However, running additional radios at cell site locations takes time, money and electricity.

Network intelligence. Engineered.

The future lies in machines and humans engineering intelligence, together. ‘Network intelligence. Engineered’ combines the two, enabling operators to become the drivers behind the evolution to 5G.

Engineered network intelligence give operators the ability to scale-up and automate operations in parallel with the growth of their network, resulting in significant performance and efficiency advantages, such as a 2X faster inter-frequency handover time and up to a 30 percent reduction in dispatches of field technicians.

The time to implement a smart approach to 5G-enabled technologies has arrived.

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Key solutions

Network efficiency

Increasing Network complexity directly relates to the increase in operational expenditure to run and manage the networks. Explore how we are using Artificial Intelligence to augment the human capabilities to improve the efficiency and help operators manage the OPEX.

Network performance

The complexity of today’s networks is extensive, and it will only increase in the coming years. We are evolving from a cell centric network to a user centric network. Explore how we are using Artificial Intelligence to enhance the performance Ericsson Radio System portfolio in the Network to address the increasing complexities.

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To be able to capitalize on the new revenue streams enabled by 5G, network capacity must scale. This increased demand also means increased complexity; too multifaceted for the human to comprehend. Network intelligence plays a vital role to manage the complexity.

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Ericsson Radio System

Our Radio System consists of hardware and software for radio, baseband, power, enclosure, antenna and site solutions, the industry-leading MINI-LINK portfolio for microwave transmission and a fully integrated IP Router portfolio, all managed by a common management system.

Ericsson Network Manager

To manage these flexible, programmable, scalable, evolving hybrid networks, we need network management that manages end-to-end across Radio, Transport, and Core network technologies.

Network Planning

Network Planning includes traffic forecasting and capacity planning to balance network investments and network performance.

Network Intelligence: a main component of 5G preparation

How will AI enable the switch to 5G?

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The realization of zero touch

Find out more about what Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden has to say about the realization of zero touch in his Ericsson Technology Review article: Five technology trends augmenting the connected society.

Towards zero-touch network operations

The realization of true zero-touch network operations will ultimately be the result of the advancement of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. Find out what areas we need to focus on in this Ericsson Research Blog post from Viktor Berggren.

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