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Achieve optimal network performance with AI and digital twin based services

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Have you ever been faced with a complex challenge in your network, having to choose between multiple solutions, all while maintaining millions of pieces of hardware? If so, you are not alone. Mobile networks of today are growing increasingly complex, and it is well understood that they can only be operated and maintained digitally. Fortunately, we are moving into an era where most tasks in network design, deployment, optimization and maintenance can be managed virtually, through use of digital twins.

Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical systems, programed to behave identically to their original siblings. By applying an AI algorithm onto a digital twin, you solve complex problems in the real world and achieve business outcomes much faster and with lower risk than previous, more traditional approaches.

At Nokia, we leverage a unique combination of the most precise digital twins, most precise AI algorithm and automation to create AI-powered digital twins, which can provide an in-depth and unbiased view of your entire network and its performance. Let's take a closer look at the emerging world of AI-based twins and how they can make your network performance the best it can possibly be.

Real view on performance drives your entire network cycle.

The business value of a mobile network is so much more than the installed radio equipment - it's equally dependent on the full network lifecycle, from how it's designed, to how it's deployed, maintained and optimized. By using a digital twin, we gain an in-depth understanding of your network's performance, enabling you to keep your subscribers happy and yourself profitable with just-in-time capacity. By deploying a digital twin, you gain full control over the millions of physical entities in your network centrally, even in the most complex and dynamic environments.

Not only does the use of digital twins enable a full, unimpaired view into your network, it also allows you to effectively coordinate with field maintenance, saving 2 out of 3 site visits. Having a full 3D digital visualization of your site simplifies both communication and interaction with site owners, leading to shorter survey, report and design times, as well as improving overall health and safety requirements.

AI-based digital twins enable laser sharp action for performance.

At Nokia, we work with AI-based digital twins that mirror physical infrastructure on three levels - network, site, and hardware:

- AI-based digital network twins provide the real view of a network and its performance, making them the master source for our network design and optimization services.

- AI-based digital site twins provide a real view of the performance of each site, making them the master source for site upgrades, simulations, deployment orchestration and safety evaluations.

- AI-powered hardware analytics enable customers to mirror the performance of every baseband card and every antenna element to detect any anomaly, make precise predictions of hardware health and propose the right action.

The graphic below outlines how AI-based digital twins optimize the network cycle:

AI-based network twins

Not only do Nokia AI-based twins achieve the above, but we also use the most precise AI algorithms to make exact predictions, enabling you to identify problems before they occur. This helps to both reduce downtime and improve safety. To do so, engineers can use a digital twin to simulate health and safety related issues on site. With this technology, we can proactively identify possible faults with 90% accuracy, 14 days before the incident occurs.

Nokia combines the most precise twins, AI algorithm, automation and product knowledge.

Nokia's digital twin is not just a visualization tool - it is a complete platform for our network and site design services, as well as a master source for all deployment processes. Our combination of AI, digital twins, automated services delivery and product expertise provides faster time-to-target network performance, higher network deployment speed and quality and faster problem resolution.

Based on customer feedback, the Nokia digital site twin has been recognized for its remarkable level of accuracy and precision, making it stand out globally. In terms of network design and optimization, our digital twins can clearly separate indoor and outdoor network traffic and performance, leading to the most appropriate optimization actions. Our network twins detect and fix anything that could harm your network, from UE issues to upcoming hardware failures.

At Nokia, we are committed to making sure you and your customers experience the best network performance possible. To learn more, visit our Services for Mobile Networks page and reach out to us to discuss more.

Samir Kumar

About Samir Kumar

Samir heads the Mobile Networks Services team as well as the Market Services team in North America. He is passionate about creating a digital service portfolio with best-in-class automated tools and processes that enhance the quality and cost efficiency of services that we provide for our customer networks.

You can reach him on LinkedIn.

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