Ericsson’s new AI-backed Energy Infrastructure Operations solution

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Mumbai: Ericsson has launched AI-backed Energy Infrastructure Operations, a new energy management solution.

The Energy Infrastructure Operations solution leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics to optimize energy consumption across network infrastructure for communications service providers.

Integrated into the 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 maximizing site availability.

Energy Infrastructure Operations leverages new technology that creates energy efficiencies on the radio network enabling major savings.

The new solution addresses site-related energy savings and operational efficiencies to enable less site visits, resulting in CO2 emission reduction across multiple layers.

Deployment of AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations can achieve an indicative savings :

  • ~15 percent decrease in energy-related OPEX
  • ~15 percent reduction in site visits related to passive infrastructure
  • ~30 percent reduction of energy related outages

The Energy Infrastructure Operations solution has been trialed with customers in Europe Asia, Europe Middle East and Latin America.

“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 percent,” said Ruza Sabanovic, CTO – Telenor Group.

”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 optimize energy use and maximize site availability, helping us to continue working towards our climate ambitions,” added Sabanovic.

“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,” said Peter Laurin, SVP and Head – Business Area Manage Services, Ericsson.

“It’s AI-based and data-driven approach will enable service providers to achieve OPEX and CAPEX savings as well as reductions in CO2 emissions,” added Laurin.

Today, energy consumption ranges from 20 to 40 percent of a site operation OPEX annually.

According to Ericsson’s report, Supercharging customer experience with AI, OPEX reduction ranks among the top priorities for operators.

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