AT&T's network of tomorrow leverages collaborative open source platforms and data automation to deliver the advanced capabilities of SDN, AI and 5G that will power our world.
The intersection of software-defined networking (SDN), the advent of 5G and the rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI) offers tremendous opportunities for innovative services such as Smart Cities, IoT, AR/VR. The 5G network is expected to support billions of devices, highly heterogeneous traffic with a wide range of performance attributes, and a diverse set of demanding applications. Today’s radio access network (RAN) automation is limited and the future RAN network will rely on three core pillars: data-powered integrated analytics framework, an open management and optimization platform enabled by ONAP and O-RAN and intelligent analytics built upon rich dataset on an open platform.
AT&T Labs is developing innovative software solutions to automate the planning, engineering and operations of that network and the realization of this vision will offer an unmatched competitive advantage.