ZTE unveils 5G Slice operation

March 12, 2019
By UAV Canada Staff
ZTE Corporation of China, a provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, unveiled what it is calling the industry's first commercially ready AI-based 5G slice operation system, CloudStudio.

ZTE is actively collaborating with operators from vertical industries around CloudStudio, including smart grids, industrial controls, and UAVs to promote the commercial deployment of 5G slicing.

This system introduces what the company describes as its 3A concept: Awareness, Automation, and AI, supporting agile slice deployment, intelligent analysis and rapid self-healing. It is said to simplify 5G network operation, improving efficiency by more than 30 per cent, and reducing cost of network construction by 20 per cent.

Leveraging machine learning and advanced algorithm technologies, ZTE's carrier-grade CloudStudio network slice system generates over 8,000 RCA (root cause analysis) rule repository based on ZTE’s O&M experience of more than 400 cloud-based projects around the world, while supporting online scaling and upgrading.

ZTE's CloudStudio system implements what the company describes as automatic intelligent alarm filtering in accordance with time, correlation and other policies. It matches with the system RCA rule repository and, according to the company, quickly locates the real root cause in several minutes, greatly reducing the complexity of O&M.

In addition, ZTE’s CloudStudio carries out management and resource adjustment for private cloud and public cloud. When service workload reaches its peak, CloudStudio can automatically trigger the public cloud to assign resources on demand. When services resume to the normal level, the system releases resources from the public cloud. Therefore, the company explains CloudStudio allows operators to omit the need of constructing the network in accordance with the largest service capacity, effectively saving network construction cost by 20 per cent.

ZTE explains operators can create multiple end-to-end virtualized networks on the same physical infrastructure to provide various vertical industries with differentiated, quality-assured network services.

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