Huawei has officially released the Mobile Automation Engine (MAE) solution, which accelerates full-scenario autonomous driving in mobile networks.
The OPEX of telecom operators remains high currently. With the advent of 5G, mobile operators will face the coexistence of multiple RATs (including GSM, UMTS, LTE, and NR) for a long period of time, said Huawei. Network becomes much more complex, posing many challenges to network O&M, performance improvement, and user experience assurance. The industry has reached consensus that network automation is essential to reduce OPEX.
The MAE solution carries three major concepts: All-Scenario Oriented, AI Inside, and Autonomy by Layer (3A).
All-Scenario Oriented: Network operation transfers from NE-oriented to scenario-oriented.
AI Inside: AI capabilities are introduced to build an intelligent engine that converges management and control, endowing the network with new capabilities, such as scenario awareness and identification, network prediction, and self-learning.
Autonomy by Layer: Closed-loop autonomy is used to shield the various scenarios and enable efficient collaboration. Customers only need to focus on intentions and policies.
It is worth mentioning that Huawei's first wireless automation roundtable attracted a wide range of participants from industry partners, including operators, associations, and analyst organizations. It is agreed that all parties should make full use of their advantages and collaborate together to make network automation a reality.