AI-Driven Network Management and Optimization – by GSMA DX Acceleration Forum

AI-Driven Network Management and Optimization – by GSMA DX Acceleration Forum

Start: Wednesday 22 May 2024 16:00

End: Wednesday 22 May 2024 17:30

Venue: Online (GMT+8)

In the era of digital transformation, MNOs face the dual challenge of escalating data traffic and evolving user expectations. AI emerges as a game-changing solution, promising to enhance network management and optimization, enabling MNOs to provide superior connectivity and customer service while maintaining competitive edge. Some of these competitive edge enabling functions include:

AI-Driven Predictive Maintenance
One of the most significant impacts of AI in mobile networking is predictive maintenance. By analyzing vast amounts of network data in real time, AI can predict potential network failures or degradations before they occur.

Automated Configuration and Dynamic Optimization
AI simplifies the complexity of network management through automated configuration and dynamic optimization. Mobile networks consist of numerous elements—base stations, antennas, and backhaul connections—that traditionally required manual adjustments and monitoring.

Enhanced Traffic Management
Traffic management is another area where AI can significantly influence mobile networks. With the ability to analyze data flows and user behavior patterns, AI optimizes data routing and bandwidth allocation to manage congestion and enhance user experience.

Real-Time Security Enhancements
Security is a paramount concern for MNOs, as mobile networks are becoming prime targets for cyber attacks. AI enhances network security by continuously monitoring traffic for unusual patterns that may indicate a security threat.

Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction
AI also helps MNOs optimize energy consumption across their network infrastructures. By analyzing when and where network resources are needed, AI can reduce power usage during low-demand periods, significantly cutting energy costs and supporting sustainability goals.

This 90-minute virtual seminar will explore the transformative impact of AI on network management and optimization for MNOs. As mobile network operators navigate increasing complexities and competition, AI stands out as a critical technology for enhancing network management and optimization. From predictive maintenance and automated operations to sophisticated traffic and security management, AI not only drives operational efficiencies but also improves the overall quality of service, positioning MNOs to meet current and future challenges in the telecommunications industry.

 

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Agenda
16:00 - 16:05

Welcome & Introduction
Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA

John David Kim, Head DX Acceleration Forum, GSMA

16:05 - 16:20

Presentation #1

AI for Networks - Why now?

Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence, GSMA

16:20 - 16:30

Presentation #2

The path to AI Telco Infra Evolution

Minsoo Na, Director & Head of 6G Development Team, SK Telecom

16:30 - 16:40

Presentation #3

Cognitive Networks, AI in Operations

Christopher Price, Director of Advanced Technology, Asia Pacific, Group Function Technology, Ericsson

16:40 - 16:50

Presentation #4

AI on Networks, an imperative for Telco’s in Asia

Carlos Oliver Mosquera, Partner/Head of Global Tech Center, Kearney

16:50 - 17:25

Panel Discussion Session
Moderator:  John David Kim, Head of DX Acceleration Forum, GSMA

 

Panellists:

  • Minsoo Na, Director & Head of 6G Development Team, SK Telecom
  • Christopher Price, Director of Advanced Technology, Asia Pacific, Group Function Technology, Ericsson
  • Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence, GSMA
  • Carlos Oliver Mosquera, Partner/Head of Global Tech Center, Kearney
  • Thomas Sennhauser, CTO & Business Lead APJ, Intel Corporation

17:25 - 17:30

Closing & Next Steps

Speakers

Christopher Price

Director of Advanced Technology, Asia Pacific, Group Function Technology, Ericsson

Chris is responsible for driving technology innovation and alignment in telecommunications and enterprise through developmental and strategic engagements on behalf of Ericsson in the Asia Pacific Region. Based in Tokyo Japan, Chris has over 25 years experience working in the ICT industry, holding executive positions focused on communication and cloud technologies. A former director of the Linux Foundation and OpenStack Boards, he has been at the forefront of ICT technology shifts from the early days of software defined to cloud native operations he has extensive experience with open source, standardization and industrial product development.

John David Kim

DXAF Community Head, Head of North East Asia, GSMA

John David Kim is Strategic Engagement Director and Head of North East Asia at the GSMA. In this role, he is responsible for engaging with GSMA mobile operator members, ecosystem partners and government/policy-makers in the Asia Pacific Region. His activities involve working closely with these organisations to introduce, implement and execute GSMA initiatives/programmes to foster innovative business/commercial strategies, new technology adoption/commercialization and general policy and regulatory developments across a range of topics such as IoT, 5G commercialization, VoLTE Interconnection and RCS etc.

With over 20 years of research and consulting experience in the ICT and Telecoms industry, especially in North East Asia, Johnny has executed and directed major research and consulting studies for MNOs, vendors and government/regulatory bodies across a wide range of areas. Prior to joining the GSMA, he worked as Regional Head/Managing Director for ICT global research and consulting companies specializing in Telecoms & ICT and key industry verticals, respectively for North East Asia.

Johnny completed studies in Science and Business/Marketing at the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, respectively and has also completed postgraduate studies in Economics and Applied Information Systems.

Julian Gorman

Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA

Julian, Head of Asia Pacific at GSMA, drives collaborative efforts between the mobile industry, policymakers, and ecosystems to advance digital economies. With 20+ years of global experience in Wholesale, Business, Regulatory, Policy, and Digital Transformation, he’s a pioneer in forging digital partnerships and units. His fervor lies in mobile tech as the cornerstone of economic resilience, sparking dialogues for sustainable, inclusive digital nations.

Peter Jarich

Head of GSMA Intelligence, GSMA

Peter leads the GSMA Intelligence analyst team, driving its content strategy and agenda. Working across the GSMA membership and broader mobile ecosystem, Peter is responsible for developing insights into the intelligence products

required by the market as well as the best ways in which to deliver them. In the near-term, this means driving the rollout of new data sets and research on topics ranging from 5G and IoT, to Consumer Demand trends, Fixed TV & Convergence.

Carlos Oliver Mosquera

Partner/Head of Global Technology Center of Excellence, Kearney

Carlos Oliver Mosquera is the Partner, Singapore, and Head of Kearney’s global Technology Center of Excellence. He focused driving CTIO agenda and technology strategy for telcos. Thought leader on network technology and operations, providing strategic advice on technology to OEMs and Telco operators. He has 20+ years of experience in Telco sector, Bell Labs alum.

Na Min Soo

Director, Ph. D. cand., Head of 6G Development Team, Infra Tech. Office, SK Telecom

MIN S OO ’s area of expertise is in mobile communication especially in access technology as operator R& D i n the ICT technology a nd expansive experience in global standardization, R&D project management, and commercialization.

He is currently Director and Head of 6G Development Team of Infra Tec h. Office , where he leads end to end 6G R&D at SK Telecom, the larg est mobi le network opera tor in Korea . He has elected as Alterative Board Director at NGMN Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance).

He has been leading various ICT R&D projects at SKT and successfully deployed new technologies in on 5G/LTE A/LTE /UMTS and global standardization & alliance on relative topic such as 3GPP, GSMA, NGMN as well.

MIN SOO, 260+ patents holder, has over a decade of experience in the wireless telecommunication fields. It has 140+ patents in Korea and 120+ patents in international countries Accordingly, he won the best inventor award 4 times 2021/2017/2016/2015 at SK Telecom.

He was mainly working on commercialization of UMTS, LTE, and LTE A. He has led Korea first HSPA+/LTE as PM in 2010/2011 respectively. he was engaged in several meaningful footprint such as not only launching VoLTE, Carrier Aggregation (CA) as key working member but World first CoMP(Coordinated Multipoint Tx/Rx), small cell on/off trial, virtualized RAN as well.

He also has been involved in 5G from initiation to rollout via whole area, e.g., 5G TSA (Test Spec. Association) & 3GPP standardization, R&D project, and 5G RFI/RFP at SK Telecom. One of fruitful output is World first 5G connected car called T5 in BMW driving center, near Incheon Airport, Korea with BMW Korea & Ericsson as PM of Pre 5G N/W at Nov., 2016, which was succeeded in innovated service like 360 degree VR, V2X and MEC based object recognition as well as 3.6Gbps data rate over 170km/h speed.