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Global ICT groups 'must join hands to achieve ADN goal'

ABU DHABI, May 23, 2020

Leading global industry giants in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector must join hands to develop unified standards and hierarchical evaluation systems in bid to achieve the ambitious Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) solution goal, stated Huawei in its newly released white paper on Autonomous Driving Network Solution at Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS 2020).

This should be done in compliance with the three-stage (development, research, and exploration) strategy, enabling the formation of an efficient and collaborative industry ecosystem and jointly facilitating intelligent upgrades as well as healthy and sustainable industry development, it said.

With the collaboration of AI capabilities at the NE, network, and cloud layers, simplified and ultra-broadband networks are emerging, it added.

Network O&M is also evolving to man-machine collaboration, thus providing carriers and industry partners with practical reference for digital transformation, stated the Huawei white paper that systematically describes the future network architecture, O&M architecture, and key technologies, it added.

Lu Hongju, President of Huawei's General Development Department, said the next 10 years will be the golden decade for the booming development of the intelligent era with new technologies represented by 5G, cloud and AI injecting core momentum into intelligent connection upgrades.

The white paper pointed out that two changes were required to build Autonomous Driving Network Solutions (ADNs).

The first was that the NE-centric fragmented network construction mode must be changed to the service-centric modular autonomous network construction mode. Converged "Manager+Controller+Analyzer" achieves single-domain autonomy and real-time closed-loop, balancing the cost and speed of intra-domain innovation and inter-domain collaboration.

Second was all industry parties should jointly define the target architecture for cross-domain openness and collaboration, as well as programmable API standards, greatly simplifying cross-domain service collaboration and assurance, reducing R&D and operation costs and risks, achieving agile business through simplified integration, and ultimately reducing the collaboration costs of the entire industry.

This architecture should include the following four features:

*Digitalization of network knowledge and expert knowledge, as well as a transition from reactive, manual O&M to predictive, intelligent O&M.
*Simplified network infrastructure and intelligent NEs
*Hierarchical single-domain autonomy and cross-domain collaboration, achieving online and real-time closed-loop networks.
*A unified cloud-based AI training, knowledge management, and O&M design platform, supporting the iterative evolution of telecom networks.

The Huawei white paper also suggests using L4 (high autonomous network) as the phased objective of the future architecture.-TradeArabia News Service


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