White Paper: Intelligent Networking, AI and Machine Learning

Telecoms need to be able to incorporate new technologies and next-generation connectivity such as 5G to customers and end users. To achieve these ambitious goals, they need to optimize their networks – make them more intelligent if you will. Some of the tools needed include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence operations (AIOps). This document will explore what intelligent networking means to telecoms, vendors and customers, and how AI and ML technologies and tools can be used, the cultural shifts the industry needs to make it a success, and what to bear in mind when deploying machine learning across a telecom network.

The LF Networking (LFN) End User Advisor Group (EUAG) is publishing this document to identify and highlight the latest thinking and recommendations for building and supporting intelligent networking and the tools needed to achieve it. It will touch on the state of automation and adoption of intelligent networking tools by telecom operators. This is a new area for many in the telecom industry, so the focus will be on the requirements, tools and approaches that have been deployed, and some potential future scenarios for intelligent networking and AI/ML tools.

White Paper: Intelligent Networking, AI and Machine Learning