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Nokia launches AI use cases as a service for telcos

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The Australian mobile operator TPG was the first commercial adopter of Nokia AVA AI on public cloud.

Nokia claims making its AI use case library availalble as a service for telcos on a public cloud – Microsoft Azure  – is a world first.

Nokia is delivering the multiple AI use cases by integrating its security framework with Microsoft Azure’s digital architecture.

TPG's case in point

TPG was the first commercial adopter of Nokia AVA AI on public cloud, using a local instance of Microsoft Azure. It can deploy and scale additional AI use cases fast and has been able to optimise network coverage, capacity and performance.

This is through, for instance, detecting network anomalies with great accuracy; reducing radio frequency optimisation cycle times by 50% and at lower cost; and decreasing CO2 emissions by eliminating drive-testing.

Declan O’Rourke, Head of Radio and Device Engineering TPG, said: “Nokia’s AVA AI as a service utilises artificial intelligence and analytics to help us maintain a first class, optimized service for our subscribers, helping us to predict and deal with issues before they occur."

Secure injection

The vendor says operators can "securely inject AI into their networks nine times faster than using private cloud and scale fast across their network".

AI use cases are essential for operators to 5G and cloud networking, Nokia says this will accelerate their digital transformation.
 
Operators can complete data set ups in four weeks using the Nokia AVA AI as a service, according to the vendor, which says it also takes care of data sovereignty and compliance with global regulations.

Scaling clusters

Azure’s platform enables speeds the AI deployments and lets operators scale fast across multiple clusters.
 
Nokia says that after the initial data set-up, operators can deploy additional AVA AI use cases within a week and scales resources up and down as needed, within one day across multiple network clusters.

The security framework segregates data "to provide the same level of security as a private cloud," Nokia says.