Aricent is named a finalist in the Network Transformation Awards 2018 (NetTAs). Aricent’s NetAnticipate framework is nominated as “Best AI/ML Application” in the “Innovation & Technology” category.
NetAnticipate is highly scalable, intent-based prescriptive AI platform for realizing zero-human touch network operation.
With the advent of 5G and other emerging technologies like IoT and autonomous vehicles, network traffic is forecasted to grow 10 fold by 2021. This increase will make it extremely difficult for the human workforce to analyze the exabytes of network data within the seconds needed to allow for real-time decision-making. Aricent’sNetAnticipateframework provides an intelligent brain to any network, allowing it to self-manage, self-optimize, and self-protect. It analyzes a substantial number of hidden and hierarchical influencers to predict potential network anomalies, build autonomous decisions and take preventive actions. The autonomous feedback loop also ensures that the network self-learn over time in order to constantly improve its actions and personalize experiences for the user and their specific situations, such as at home, at work or the gym.
NetAnticipate improves employee productivity by freeing up expert resources from day-to-day tasks like debugging and root-cause-analysis. This creates immense value for telecom and IoT service providers by enhancing end-user experience, reducing customer churn, improving operational efficiency, increasing speed and efficiency of service rollouts and ultimately avoiding the financial impact of SLA penalties. As a result, providers could see a significant OPEX reduction resulting in up to 40 times the cost savings. NetAnticipate use cases span across intelligent service rollouts, including cognitive radio network planning, fiber optics cable layout planning etc.; intelligent network operation including predictive maintenance, root cause analytics etc.; and intelligent 5G network slice lifecycle management.
The Network Transformation Awards are the Industry’s premier awards for global leadership and achievement in advancing the industry to the next generation of networks. The awards are judged independently by a panel of leading analysts invited from SDN NFV Congress Analyst Partners. Winners will be announced and trophies presented at the NetTA Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony in Den Haag, the Netherlands on 10 October 2018.
About the Author
Subhankar Pal is Assistant Vice President (AVP), Technology. With 18 years of professional experience in IT and Telecommunications, Subhankar leads the “Network Automation and AI” solutions in the Innovation Team. His responsibilities include incubating new solutions, developing proofs-of-concept, developing a roadmap for productization of solutions, service offering definitions and technology consulting. Prior to joining Aricent, he worked at Nokia Networks as Senior Solution Architect leading large-scale system integration projects for telecom service providers in the area of LTE and IMS.