On September 20, 2023, TM Discussion board, organized the Autonomous Networks Summit 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Esteemed trade leaders, world-leading communications service suppliers, and suppliers convened to share their insights and views. Director Autonomous Networks, Telefónica, Juan Manuel Caro attended the convention and delivered a keynote speech titled “Accelerating Telefónica Community Autonomy”.
The director mentioned:”1) Agility, Intelligence, Effectivity, High quality, Sustainability are a set of Program Foundational Drivers guiding us in our Transformation journey, Specializing in single autonomous use instances first and AI, then progressing to extra complicated, cross-domain use instances; 2) Defining an automation structure (Community Mind Coronary heart and methods of working) and hierarchy based mostly in AI algorithms embedded in each layer; 3) Established government committee with our CTIO and we dedicated a 3-year plan with KPI based mostly on autonomous community, autonomy, sustainability targets and high quality targets.”
Telefónica Autonomous Community Journey (ANJ)
Telefónica launched a program referred to as Autonomous Community Journey (ANJ) in 2021. The aim is to attempt for AN administration not solely from the perspective of accelerating autonomy, but additionally contemplating the required administration of information, structure and enablers, plus an organizational construction and reskilled employees. This should be achieved with out forgetting primary factors comparable to safety and sustainability. So as to have the ability to monitor the extent of automation and intelligence, a strategy for calculating the share of automation and the extent of autonomy has been outlined (based mostly on TM Discussion board’s ANL methodology).
Telefónica is making use of this program in all its working corporations in Europe and HispAm. As well as, Telefónica actively participates within the definition of requirements, growth of use instances, and collaboration with the primary standards-development organizations (SDOs) comparable to TM Discussion board, ETSI, GSMA, 3GPP and ITU-T.
Telefónica’s ANL follow
Telefónica has tailored the suggestions of the main SDOs relating to ANL to the person traits of its community and applied a strategy to acquire the general worth of the ANL. The dimensions of Telefónica is proven in Determine 1.
Determine 1: Telefónica’s ANL scale
The dimensions is used as the inspiration for a questionnaire that, when utilized to every of the processes outlined throughout the evaluated domains, calculates a last rating from 0 to five. This rating supplies the autonomy stage of the operator. This questionnaire is split into the 5 phases of the closed loop – consciousness, evaluation, choice, execution and intents. Inside every stage, there are generic duties that handle the extent of automation and others that handle the extent and sort of intelligence utilized.
With all these ideas, it’s potential to have a questionnaire outlined by 13 questions, with solutions weighted by a system of values for every one of many processes of the evaluated domains. This strategy permits Telefónica to find out the ultimate rating whereas offering traceability to delve into the processes of every area.
AN improvements and reference options
Vivo Config: Telefonica Brazil autonomous configuration system
In response to the challenges posed by the growth of its 5G community, Telefónica Brazil has applied an automation resolution that simplifies and streamlines the combination, configuration and provisioning of the community transport and cellular entry layers. A key differentiator of this resolution was the centralization of information from all areas concerned, enabling assertiveness within the configuration and customised entry for every space. This system has resulted in spectacular outcomes, together with:
- Financial savings of greater than 42,000 hours of labor (equal to five,900 workdays)
- An estimated 25% discount in community alarms and 30% discount in rework
Telefónica’s plan for power effectivity promotion and emissions discount
Telefónica has carried out two vital comparative research of electrical energy consumption in its networks. The primary in contrast consumption per copper community buyer vs. the fiber community, exhibiting that fiber is 85% extra environment friendly when it comes to consumption per person. The second was carried out within the cellular community, evaluating the consumption of the 4G community vs. the 5G community, which demonstrated that 5G expertise is as much as 90% extra environment friendly than 4G when it comes to energy consumption per unit of site visitors (W/Mbps). Efforts to extend sustainability have resulted in vital financial savings:
- Telefónica has applied 1,569 tasks which have generated financial savings of greater than €1.71 million ($1.87 million) and 10,428 GWh, avoiding the equal of three,352,312 tons of CO2.
- Vitality and electrical energy consumption have been lowered by 7.2% and 5.9%, respectively, regardless of a 7.4X improve in community site visitors.