Aria’s Head of Research Outlines ETSI ENI’s AI Use Cases in The Hague

Over the last few years, Layer123’s SDN NFV World Congress has emerged as the best place to assess the mood and state of progressive thinking in telecom operations.

So it’s fitting that this year’s program includes a progress report from the Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) team developing a reference model for the use of AI in telecom operations.

ENI focuses on improving the operator experience, adding closed-loop AI mechanisms based on context-aware, metadata-driven policies to more quickly recognize and incorporate new and changing knowledge, and hence, make actionable decisions.

ETSI ENI has grown significantly in the last year, and now counts Verizon, China Telecom, Vodafone, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telefonica and SK Telecom as operator participants. Major vendor contributors include Adva, Huawei, Intel and Samsung. Aria Networks was the first AI-based software vendor to join the team in February 2017.

The ISG recently published the first deliverables of Use cases, Requirements, Context-Aware Policy Management, terminology and a Proof of Concept (POC) Framework. At the SDN/NFV World Forum, Huawei’s Dr Ray Forbes will lead the workshop and outline ENI’s background, goals and work plan.

Aria’s Dr Archie Wade will present the Use Cases and Requirements.

Dr Shucheng Liu from Huawei will present the Proof of Concept framework and Architecture.

The session will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the practical application of AI within automated, software-defined telecom operations.

Day 1 of the event also includes workshops on other ETSI initiatives, including Zero Touch Network & Service Management (ZSM), NFV, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).


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