Huawei has released its Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) solution for the enterprise market — at HUAWEI CONNECT 2020.
Huawei said this solution brings intelligence to networks and integrates artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the network element (NE), network, and cloud layers. It drives enterprise networks towards the autonomous driving era and empowers hyper-automated digital services and operations across industries.
97 percent of large enterprises will be using AI by 2025, according to Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025. Enterprise networks that integrate AI capabilities can overcome the limitations of manual O&M efficiency, achieving autonomous driving with high levels of automation and intelligence. Once built, ADNs pave the way for enterprises’ digital service innovation and agile operations.
Lu Hongju, president of Huawei’s General Development Department, said: “Huawei plans to introduce AI into the connectivity field and build ADNs, enabling networks to evolve from simple automation to hyper automation with human-machine collaboration. We also expect to achieve level-3 conditional autonomous networks in three years, level-4 highly autonomous networks in five years, and level-5 fully autonomous networks in seven to ten years.”
By integrating 3-layer AI capabilities, Huawei ADN aims to build a self-organizing, self-healing, and self-optimizing autonomous network that can self-iterate and self-evolve. This future-proof network accelerates agile innovation of enterprise digital services, enables ultimate experience with customer services, and implements intelligent O&M of enterprise networks.
Huawei ADN solution consists of intelligent campus, IP WAN, optical transport, and data center network devices; iMaster NCE and iMaster MAE (intelligent network management and control systems that integrate management, control, and analysis); and two major cloud service products (network AI service and cloud managed network service).