BATH, England and BEIJING, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Chinese SI BOCO Inter-Telecom uses Aria Networks' AI to Orchestrate at Scale
Chinese systems integrator BOCO Inter-Telecom has announced the release of a new NFV Orchestrator, using Artificial Intelligence from Aria Networks to deliver automation at scale for some of the world's largest virtualized networks.
The new AI-enabled NFV Orchestrator will be able to determine when to scale virtual functions in and out, in response to current and predicted demand, and optimising for cost, service experience and other criteria - all without human intervention.
Automated operations will be a key theme at next month's TM Forum Live! Event in Nice, where BOCO will present a case study on Next-Gen OSS for hybrid virtual/physical networks together with China Mobile.
"The focus of many Orchestration initiatives has been to prove the concept, and test interoperability," said Aria Networks CTO Dr Jay Perrett. "But the real operational challenge is automating design choices in dynamic networks with thousands of nodes. To operate at scale, Orchestration needs a brain. That's what Aria is providing for BOCO's NFV Orchestrator."
BOCO's NFV Orchestrator is based on two leading open source initiatives: the China Mobile-led Open-O, and AT&T-led Open ECOMP initiatives (now merged under Linux Foundation auspices as Open Networking Automation Platform). The new product extends those initiatives with considerations for orchestrating very large-scale networks.
Michael Chen, CTO of BOCO Inter-Telecom, who leads the development of OSS for some of the world's largest networks, commented: "A conventional approach to designing change based on static policies will not scale for large-scale, dynamic networks. Aria's AI provides our Orchestrator with optimal solutions to conditions that may never have been encountered before. That means service providers can be truly agile in responding to market demand."
BOCO's NFV Orchestrator will be released at the end of May 2017.
In December 2016, BOCO and Aria Networks announced a strategic partnership aimed at enabling service providers to achieve new levels of automation, intelligence and efficiency through Next-Gen OSS, SDN/NFV and Artificial Intelligence.
Aria Networks and BOCO will both be attending the upcoming TM Forum Live! Event in Nice, 15-18 May.
About Aria Networks
Aria Networks is a pioneer in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to the optimization of large, complex communications networks. With the communications market growing and changing faster than ever, service providers need new, more intelligent and automatic ways to predict demand, design services, and adapt and optimize their networks to take best advantage of both existing and new technologies such as SDN and NFV. Aria's customers today include BT, Level3, and several of the world's best-known social networking and content companies.
Based in the UK, the company is owned by private investors including Seraphim Capital.
Boco Co., Ltd. is the State Ministry of Science and the first batch of national key high-tech enterprises and the national innovative enterprises, mainly in telecommunications and broadcasting network management systems, enterprise IT operation support systems, information security, telecommunications and Internet value-added services, Intelligent transportation, highway electromechanical engineering and urban intelligent transportation, intelligent city and other aspects of industry application software development, solutions and technical services. In 2000 the company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
SOURCE Aria Networks