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Application of AI to Mobile Network Operation

Title

Application of AI to Mobile Network Operation

Abstract

With the introduction of network virtualization and the implementation of 5G/IoT, mobile networks will offer more diversified services and be more complex. This raises a concern about a significant rise in network operation workload. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is making remarkable progress and is expected to solve human resource shortages in various fields. Likewise, the mobile industry is gaining momentum toward the application of AI to network operation to improve the efficiency of mobile network operation [1][2].This paper will discuss the possibility of applying AI technology to network operation and presents some use cases to show good prospects for AI-driven network operation.

Keywords

Artificial intelligence (AI), mobile network, network operation

Authors

Tomoyuki OTANI
(DOCOMO Technology INC., Japan)
Tomoyuki Otani currently holds the position of Senior Manager of Operations Development, and be looking after Operation system planning and Development for entire NTT docomo. Joining NTT docomo since 1996,he works on Mobile NW and IT area. His current focus is Next Gen OSS and Future OSS to transform NTT docomo operation and business from Operation system side.                              

 

Hideki TOUBE
(NTT DOCOMO INC., Japan)
Hideki Toube currently holds the position of Manager of Core Network Development Department and engaged in developing IP router network since 2017. He joined NTT docomo in 2000. After engaging in radio communication research and network planning, He was engaged in OSS development from 2008 to 2016. In OSS development department, He developed the service monitoring operation system and formulated the future OSS concept using Network AI.

                             

Masanori FURUTANI
(DOCOMO Technology INC., Japan)
Masanori Furutani currently holds the position of manager of Operations Development, and  in charge of developing advanced operation system utilizing AI technology. Joining NTT docomo since 2000, and he works on Mobile NW and IT area.

 

 

Tatsuya KIMURA
(DOCOMO Technology INC., Japan)
Tatsuya Kimura currently holds the position of person of Operations Development, and in charge of developing advanced operation system utilizing AI technology. Joining DOCOMO Technology since 2001, and he was engaged in the development for Network Maintenance System until 2015.