Ericsson’s Intelligent Automation Platform Creates Smarter, Faster Networks
Ericsson has launched a new product for intelligent orchestration of mobile access networks.
The company’s Intelligent Automation platform is designed to enhance network speeds and stability by optimizing the operator’s radio access network
With the ability to facilitate AI and automation, the platform helps create smarter networks by improving performance, operational efficiency and the customer experience.
Automated orchestration helps telcos adapt 5G networks to optimize performance for IoT and other use cases.The software can be used to combat signal interference and run multiple virtual hardware environments, each geared toward a different end application.
Ericsson said its automated RAN product functions across cloud network operating systems and is compatible with both 4G and 5G frequencies.
To build custom orchestration configurations, vendors can access Ericsson’s software development toolkit which enables the deployment of machine learning for unique automated improvements to the mobile network architecture.
The platform will include a suite of Ericsson rApps that will continue to grow. The design follows an emerging open protocol for RAN management and synchronization, allowing RAN architectures to be built with artificial intelligence while running from virtual machines in the telco’s infrastructure.
“As we expand and modernize building more reliable networks in more places, managing network complexity via automation is critical to ensure our customers best quality of experience,” said Neil McRae, managing director for architecture and strategy at U.K.-based telco BT, “I’m pleased to see that Ericsson is launching the Intelligent Automation Platform for automating networks, based on the O-RAN Alliance Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) concept.”