Nokia launches AVA Data Suite to run on Google Cloud to facilitate AI/ML development - The EE

Nokia launches AVA Data Suite to run on Google Cloud to facilitate AI/ML development

Nokia has introduced its AVA Data Suite. This is designed to run on Google Cloud, to help communication service providers (CSPs) standardise data and facilitate the development of AI/ML (artificial intelligence / machine learning) software applications.

Nokia AVA Data Suite provides CSPs and data scientists standardised, pre-correlated data products packages. These packages cover 4G, 5G, and fixed domains to accelerate the development of AI solutions. These solutions aim to enhance network performance and sustainability, improved subscriber experience, and new revenue streams.

Nokia AVA Data Suite, derived from Nokia’s experience in building hundreds of network and subscriber experience use cases, integrates with Google Cloud’s BigQuery and Vertex AI to create AI/ML use cases that drive improvement in the telecommunications industry.

BigQuery’s scalable and serverless data warehouse architecture can serve as both the data source or data storage for Nokia AVA Data Suite, ensuring data readiness and handling of large data sets for AI/ML applications.

Vertex AI provides the infrastructure needed for building and training AI/ML models. Nokia AVA Data Suite feeds correlated data to Vertex AI to create and fine-tune machine learning models optimised for specific use cases, such as network optimisation or predictive maintenance.

Nokia’s rigorous testing has demonstrated that the time required for data standardisation in AI/ML applications can be slashed to a mere three to four weeks, a remarkable contrast to the conventional methods that typically demand an arduous four-month timeline.

AVA Data Suite works in conjunction with Nokia’s AVA Open Analytics, an automation framework that helps CSPs move away from monolithic, centralised data “lakes” to a hybrid data mesh architecture that abstracts technical complexity and allows data scientists to focus instead on the needs of their AI/ML use cases.

Adaora Okeleke, principal analyst, at Analysys Mason says, “CSPs have experienced high costs, long lead times, and lack of agility when implementing AI/ML projects due to challenges associated with preparing and accessing high quality data sets for these projects. Nokia’s AVA Data Suite on Google Cloud will help resolve these challenges by providing a suite of curated network and IT datasets which can form a common data layer that can be exposed and consumed to accelerate an AI/analytics model, application development, and operations.”

Vivek Gupta, head of Telco AI Solutions and partnerships, Google Cloud says, “The integration of Nokia AVA Data Suite with Google Cloud provides CSPs with a standard library of high quality reusable network and IT data products. This collaboration will help CSPs unleash the full potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to build, manage, and maintain their networks.”

Hamdy Farid, senior vice president, business applications at Nokia, “Nokia AVA Data Suite represents the latest step we have taken to provide CSPs with deep intelligence across our security, automation, and monetisation solutions. Through our important partnership with Google Cloud, we can help CSP’s accelerate AI/ML projects and move them closer to realising zero-touch automation for managing and improving their network operations and services.”

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