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Ericsson Announces AI-Powered "Intent-Based" Operations for 5G Services

Feb. 13, 2024
Intent-based operations leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to adapt in real time to allocate network resources.

Ericsson announced new AI-powered "intent-based" operations that it says will "enable differentiated premium 5G services" for consumers and enterprises.

The AI capabilities will draw from the company's large AI and automation use case libraries to translate business requirement intents into "real-time network actions." Ericsson Operations Engine can now "recommend and take the necessary actions, check network intents are met and support evaluation of solution options with pre-defined strategies," according to the announcement.

Intent-based operations

The intent-based operations are operations that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to adapt in real time to allocate network resources based on its interpretation of what an operators intent is, or what the desired outcome is.

"We are enabling Ericsson Operations Engine to really understand communication services providers’ (CSPs) own business language and translate it into a telco service technical specification so that the network automatically delivers the requested business outcome, and is able to constantly evolve to meet future demands," said Bradley Mead, Head of Ericsson Managed Services.

Ericsson says it has already seen success in customer deployment trials with Malaysia’s Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) to allow customized 5G services.

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