Aria Networks signs AI deal with BOCO
Artificial intelligence (AI) firm Aria Networks has announced a major agreement with one of China’s largest software application development and systems integrations companies, BOCO Inter Telecom.
The deal will see Aria’s AI-powered analytics and optimisation software deployed by BOCO at communications service providers (CSPs), initially within two of China’s 31 provinces. China is home to several of the world’s largest fixed mobile and fixed line service providers, with more than half-a-billion 4G subscribers alone.
Aria Networks uses AI to predict the need for network capacity upgrades, and to determine the optimum route design and configuration of networks. This means operators can optimise multi-million-dollar network investment and expansion plans against growing market demand, increasing agility and eliminating guesswork and the risk of overbuild.
In a market that is changing rapidly and unpredictably, the ability to intelligently adapt complex networks to meet demand in near real time offers CSPs a vital competitive – and customer experience – edge.
Aria also uses AI to reveal the robustness of operator networks – the ability to cope with unplanned outages or spikes in demand, such as for global TV events. Operators can not only proactively assess the impact, but use AI to determine a network design to mitigate it. According to Dr Jay Perrett, the chief technology officer of Aria Networks: “Proactively reducing the impact of outages translates directly into protecting revenue and a better customer experience.”
The deal with BOCO follows an evaluation in which Aria used its AI-based optimisation to identify future network hotspots on an LTE network, also revealing billions of dollars’ worth of recoverable capacity.
Steve Newton, the CEO of Aria Networks, added: “This new agreement with BOCO will open up significant new market opportunities for us both. Greater automation is high on operators’ agendas worldwide as they look towards more software-controlled operations. Vendors who can demonstrate expertise with innovative technology will gain a new level of trust and responsibility with their telecom customers.”
Xuwen Tian, CEO of BOCO Inter-Telecom, said: “BOCO Inter-Telecom will work closely with Aria Networks in NGOSS and SDN/NFV, using big data and AI to help China’s communications service providers transform traditional operations to intelligent operations, and shift their business strategies from voice to data. At the same time, BOCO Inter-Telecom and Aria will combine operations management experience to develop mature products and promote the products to the global market under China’s One Belt, One Road strategy.”