Nokia AVA cuts 5G, legacy energy bills for CSPs

December 10, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Nokia AVA cuts 5G, legacy energy bills for CSPs
AVA Energy Efficiency service applies AI to further reduce energy usage in 5G and multi-vendor legacy networks by up to 20%.

The Nokia AVA Energy Efficiency service uses AI to address the challenge of rising energy consumption in multi-vendor, multi-technology 5G and legacy networks. It helps Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to reduce energy bills by up to 20 percent and move towards more sustainable patterns of energy usage.

Nokia AVA blends telecoms expertise, AI and cloud based delivery into a coherent service offering for energy control that powers down parts of the radio network when traffic levels are low. Machine Learning algorithms ensure that energy savings are maximized without compromising network quality. CSPs can also utilize analytics dashboards to benchmark the energy efficiency of different base stations, including batteries and air conditioning units.

ABI Research forecasts that the energy consumption of CSPs will increase 160% by 2030. Although 5G networks are up to 90 percent more energy efficient than legacy 4G networks, overall energy usage will increase due to rising traffic and the rollout of ever more dense networks. New approaches, like Nokia’s AVA Energy Efficiency service, are needed to break the connection between network evolution and growing energy consumption.

The Nokia AVA Energy Efficiency service has already been deployed by CSPs around the world to reduce annual energy usage. Nokia offers CSPs choices in terms of commercial delivery models, including a standalone As-a-Service option or as part of a larger Managed Service contract. In either case, CSP payments can be linked to the actual savings that are delivered by Nokia.

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