Ericsson launches new AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations 

19:33 | 14/02/2020
World technology giant Ericsson has launched AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations, a new energy management solution that leverages AI and advanced data analytics to optimise energy consumption across network infrastructure for communications service providers.

Integrated into Ericsson Operations Engine – the company’s AI-based, data-driven approach to managed services – the new solution enables service providers to reduce OPEX and CO2 emissions from their networks while maximising site availability.

ericsson launches new ai powered energy infrastructure operations
The Ericsson Operations Engine offers significant reductions in energy-related OPEX

Using cutting-edge technology, Energy Infrastructure Operations creates energy efficiencies on the radio network, where most savings can be achieved. The new solution not only addresses site-related energy savings but also operational efficiencies to enable fewer site visits to be performed, ultimately resulting in CO2 emission reduction across multiple layers.

The deployment of AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations can achieve a 15 per cent decrease in energy-related OPEX, a 15 per cent reduction in site visits related to passive infrastructure, and a 30 per cent reduction of energy-related outages.

The Energy Infrastructure Operations solution has been trialled with customers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and is currently live in Telenor Myanmar’s network.

Ruza Sabanovic, CTO of Telenor Group, said, “Telenor Myanmar has worked systematically over the past years to reduce energy consumption and lower carbon emissions. In the last two years, our per-site energy consumption has been reduced by 19 per cent. We've taken another positive step by going live with Ericsson’s energy management solution on the Telenor Myanmar network. This enables us to use machine learning and data analytics to optimise energy use and maximise site availability, helping us to continue working towards our climate ambitions.”

Peter Laurin, SVP and head of Business Area Managed Services, Ericsson, said, “We see a strong focus from our customers on reducing energy consumption as they look to make their operations more efficient and improve their carbon footprint. Our Energy Infrastructure Operations offering is an innovative solution with different efficiency scenarios to address different needs. Its AI-based data-driven approach will enable service providers to achieve OPEX and CAPEX savings as well as reductions in CO2 emissions.”

Today, energy consumption ranges from 20 to 40 per cent of a site operation OPEX annually. According to Ericsson’s AI report, OPEX reduction ranks among the top priorities for operators.

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