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Inflexible and monolithic transport network solutions are little use when it comes to meeting the agile connectivity requirements of the cloud, 5G and IoT. Networks must be able to respond immediately to changing bandwidth needs. Complex network planning and time-consuming, failure-prone manual provisioning processes are no longer an option. Networks need to support and eventually replace slow processes with automation and intelligent control ...

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Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 01, 2018

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Imagine you have developed a video to promote network neutrality. As you upload it to a video server, the network does not establish the required connection. You want to know what the problem is, so you ask: “Hi network, what’s wrong?” The response comes as a surprise: “The content of this video conflicts with my interests; I do not want you to upload this video!” This is autonomous networking! The network has its own identity and agenda; it acts according to its own interests ...

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Telecommunications networks are undergoing radical and long-term change. It's a gradual process. But it's certain that the changes are accelerating and growing more extreme. The reason is simple: End users want to use the networks to do far more demanding and sophisticated things than before. Consider facial identification used to identify potential terrorists at airports. The network supporting such a system must serve up enough bandwidth and be close enough to databases to perform the task between the time a person checks in and boards the plane. It must do this many times a minute ...

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Right now, we’re at the infancy in the development of a whole new layer of added business value. AI and especially deep learning have tremendous potential to improve network planning and operations. You can get dizzy thinking about how much data is collected and monitored each day in networks across the world, and yet the vast majority of it goes ignored. It’s only when some network failure occurs that we dig into our pile of data to understand what happened ...

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