Mobile operators are integrating AI-enabled applications and edge-cloud computing platforms with their 5G networks to accelerate enterprise digital transformation and unleash new business opportunities. Network operators like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Vodafone all claim that AI and machine learning will help them with 5G network planning, optimizing their 5G network investments, managing costs, while improving operations and maintenance efficiency. These carriers are deploying AI in their 5G technology roadmaps to manage network deployment costs and drive their business growth strategies.
Wireless 20/20 published a series of articles highlighting the role that AI is playing to help operators with precision capacity forecasts, coverage auto-optimization, smart MIMO, dynamic cloud network and resource scheduling. Vodafone is collaborating with IBM and Ericsson by using advanced AI and Machine Learning algorithms to optimize radio networks and improve MIMO energy management in the UK, Spain and Germany. T-Mobile is using the predictive capabilities of AI and machine learning to augment human abilities and accelerate the automation of customer service operations in the US. These mobile operator profiles demonstrate that AI and machine learning will be crucial to the evolution of 5G network automation, IoT and industrial digitalization. Wireless 20/20 examined the role of AI in Telecom and Mobile 5G Networks at the AI World Conference & Expo in Boston during October 2019. Nancy Ranxing Li, our Verizon keynote speaker, explained how 5G, cloud computing, AI and Big Data will work on a global scale to put telecom and media providers at the forefront of innovation. Verizon is leveraging 5G, AI and Mobile Edge Computing to reduce latency by installing IT and network-processing resources in data centers at the network edge instead of centralized facilities. Verizon is also enhancing its portfolio of managed services with an AI-powered toolkit for improving 5G customer experience outcomes.
Manish Mangal, Network Services CTO of Tech Mahindra showcased the dramatic breakthroughs and new business opportunities that are emerging from the synergy between AI and 5G wireless networks. AT&T is collaborating with Tech Mahindra to accelerate time-to-market for 5G network applications, movement to the cloud and shared systems modernization while reducing the total cost of ownership. Phil Marshall of Tolaga Research discussed how 5G and AI will enable operators to implement 5G smart network slicing, transform the health care industry, accelerate enterprise digital transformation and power the Fourth Industrial Revolution with autonomous vehicles and IoT on the factory floor. Dr. Ali Imran, Co-Founder of AISON delivered a presentation on how mobile operators are integrating AI enabled deep automation with their 5G networks for RAN management and optimization.
Wireless 20/20 is a Media Partner of FutureNet World 2020, the world’s first summit that will explore the latest technology trends as service providers rethink business models in the new 5G driven digital ecosystem. With leading speakers from Vodafone, Telus, BT, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom Orange, Airtel, Swisscom, Telenor and Telia, FutureNet World 2020 will offer expert insight into the latest technology trends and services customers are demanding as service providers discover how they can leverage the next wave of growth and opportunity in today’s digital world.
Berge Ayvazian of Wireless 20/20 will be chairing Track A which focuses on Operational Efficiency during the afternoon of Tuesday March 24th. During our opening panel, speakers from Telefonica UK o2 and Telstra EMEA will discuss the technology roadmap for embedding automation and autonomy in telco operations to achieve real opex savings. This track will also include a Swisscom Case Study on Towards Predictive Network Operations with AI, and a panel discussion on the keys to success by creating sustainable reductions in operational costs through Zero Touch Operations.
Wireless 20/20 has been leveraging our new WiROI™ 5G Business Case Tool to help operators to analyze the technical and financial aspects of deploying 5G networks using multiple low-, mid- and high-spectrum bands to deliver Gigabit broadband for residential fixed wireless, Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) and enterprise buildings. The Wireless 20/20 WiROI™ 5G Networks Tool can also be used to analyze 5G network technology options from multiple vendors, as well as simulate various methods for monetizing the investment in 5G networks. Wireless 20/20 believes that AI, cloud and IoT are converging as service providers handle data on an unprecedented scale which is putting enormous pressure on wireless networks. Wireless 20/20 has also developed the WiROI™ IoT Business Case Analysis Tool to help operators and enterprises understand the key economic drivers for a proposed IoT deployment. The WiROI™ IoT Tool can support asset tracking, sensor networks, environmental networks, control networks and many other use cases being floated in the industry.
Wireless 20/20 believes that AI will play a crucial role in helping operators to maximize returns on their 5G network investments. We recognize that network automation is imperative if service providers are going to survive and remain competitive in an ever-increasing connected world. Leveraging AI and machine learning offers a real opportunity to optimize network operations and reduce errors in decision making that will lead to self-healing and self-maintaining networks. I invite you all to discover how to successfully evolve your networks, adopt new technologies and ensure you are ready for the next wave of commercial opportunities in the 5G, data-driven world. You may also schedule a demo of the Wireless 20/20 WiROI Business Case Tools designed to help operators maximize returns on their 5G network investments by leveraging AI, machine learning and edge cloud technologies.
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