O-RAN and AI: ready to transform service performance in the optimised network

by Dr Derek Long, Dr Maya Dillon and Paolo Gatto | Feb 14, 2023

The stars are aligning for the transformation of the communications network. The opportunities offered by the O-RAN RIC are combining with advances in AI to enhance the automation of network optimisation.

The upshot will be maximised service performance and heightened user experience for consumers and enterprise users which will allow immersive services and advanced industrial applications to flourish.

In this O-RAN white paper, we explore – and answer – today’s crucial question and highlight on of the most exciting AI use cases in telecoms. How can automation overcome the complexity of O-RAN networks to deliver this broad set of high-performance use cases?

The O-RAN white paper in summary

The paper focuses on three take aways:

  • O-RAN RIC and AI are the keys to automating network optimisation that will maximise service performance and transform user experience
  • The resulting improvements will drive network cost reduction, efficient energy consumption and generate new service revenues – without invading user privacy
  • Distinctive offerings will be created from standard telecoms equipment by integrating wider data sources with low level network data – but will require vendors with deep experience in service design, data mining, AI and the RAN

Expert authors

Director of Telecommunications | View profile

Derek leads our collaboration within the telecoms and mobile sector, helping create breakthrough innovations that transforms the delivery of high-performance communication - for mobile carriers and ISPs to vendors and component manufacturers.

Head of AI capability | View profile

Dr Maya Dillon has a love for science and technology, and its application in augmenting human ingenuity and empowering the world.

Wireless Senior Consultant and Group Leader | View profile

Paolo is an experienced real-time embedded software engineering lead and has been helping clients achieve their ambitions by designing and delivering technical innovations for a wide range of applications in numerous sectors.

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