Oracle Analytics Suite Optimizes 5G Networks

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  October 11, 2022

New technology has shined a light on the complex challenges communications service providers face. Service providers are challenged with achieving better cost efficiency, improving their quality of service and creating new revenue streams. One way to overcome those challenges is to incorporate a cloud native portfolio of analytics solutions that will drive innovation with insights from trusted data and analytics.

Oracle’s Network Analytics Suite achieves that. It combines network function data with machine learning and AI to help operators make more informed, automated decisions around the performance and stability of their 5G network core.

The offering aggregates historical and real-time data in one, intuitive dashboard. By applying machine learning, predictive analytics and AI to this data, service providers will better understand how their 5G core is performing and make better decisions around any actions that need to be taken. This enables carriers to streamline operations and network planning based on insights generated from current, predicted and simulated events in their network.

"Our 5G Network Analytics Suite harnesses Oracle (News - Alert)'s cloud and network experience into a powerful toolset that helps operators better manage and optimize their 5G networks,” said Andrew Morawski, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle.

The Network Analytics Suite will also allow CSPs to build automation into applications to monitor and audit software components. This supports anomaly detection to avoid events such as network function failure that could result in degradation of network quality. The offering also supports network monetization with data and insight sharing to third-party developers to create new services.

Also, being based on open standard interfaces and supports both private and public environments and multi-cloud deployments, the network function is interoperable and accessible. This is useful for service providers seeking a company-wide analytics strategy that can implement the offering to reach beyond pre-defined 3GPP use cases and work with broader analytics solutions.

“Building a competitive advantage requires not only effective operations management, but advanced insight concerning network behavior," said Karl Whitelock, research vice president, communications service provider operations and monetization, IDC (News - Alert). "Network level analytics must play a heavy role in addressing customer-defined solution needs." 

The first offering in the suite, Oracle Communications Network Data Analytics Function, is available now.

Edited by Erik Linask