Orange Practice on Autonomous Networks v1.0.0 (IG1218G)

This guide provides an overview of Orange’s practice on Autonomous Networks (AN). It highlights the problem or need that Orange aims to address, outlines the recommended solution, explains the value of the solution, and concludes with the outlook on future directions for this work in TM Forum, specifically on the proposed AN Level Evaluation Tool (ANLET).

The telecommunications industry is experiencing a rapid increase in network complexity and data traffic, leading to challenges in network management and operational efficiency. Orange recognizes the need for innovative solutions to optimize network performance and meet the growing demands of its customers. To address this problem, Orange has embraced the concept of autonomous networks. Orange has developed a comprehensive strategy to implement autonomous networks, leveraging advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) (i.e., Machine Learning (ML)), and automation. By integrating these technologies into their network infrastructure, Orange aims to enhance network intelligence, automate network operations, and improve overall network performance.

The adoption of AN brings several significant benefits to Orange and its customers. Firstly, it enables proactive and predictive network maintenance, reducing the occurrence of network failures and minimizing downtime. This translates into improved service reliability and customer satisfaction. Additionally, ANs allow for dynamic network optimization, enabling Orange to allocate network resources efficiently based on real-time demand. This results in enhanced network capacity and better utilization of resources (including energy). Moreover, the automation of routine network management tasks frees up valuable human resources, allowing Orange’s workforce to focus on more strategic and value-added initiatives.

The practice of ANs is crucial for Orange’s long-term success and competitiveness in the telecommunications industry. As network complexity continues to grow, the ability to efficiently manage and optimize networks becomes paramount. By embracing ANs, Orange demonstrates its commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and meeting the evolving needs of its customers. This practice positions Orange as an innovative and forward-thinking telecommunications provider, capable of delivering superior network performance, enhanced reliability, and improved customer experiences.


General Information

Document series: IG1218G
Document version: 1.0.0
Status: Member Evaluated
Document type: Introductory Guide
Team approved: 19-Dec-2023
IPR mode: RAND
Published on: 22-Dec-2023
Date modified: 22-Jan-2024