Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS chosen by O2 Telefónica Germany to curb energy use #MWC23

  • Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS uses artificial intelligence to reduce energy consumption across the Nokia radio access network

Espoo, Finland  Nokia today announced that its AVA for Energy SaaS solution, based on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, has been chosen by O2 Telefónica Germany to strengthen the operator’s energy efficiency efforts across the Nokia radio access network.

Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS automatically monitors network traffic patterns in order to allow operators to throttle back connectivity resources, like base stations, during low usage periods, enabling reductions in power usage. The technology pursues the claim that mobile customers will not notice any difference in terms of network quality despite these active energy-saving measures.

The solution is consumed purely on demand through a subscription, eliminating large up front capital expenditure and avoiding the need to perform on-site software maintenance and updates. 

It continually monitors network performance to ensure that energy saving measures do not have any adverse impact on the quality of service for O2 Telefónica Germany subscribers. Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS can realise around a two-fold energy saving compared to non-AI systems that perform temporary network resource shutdowns based on fixed schedules.  

Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS allows operators to locate network anomalies and benchmark the energy efficiency of passive infrastructure, such as batteries and air conditioning units that can account for up to 20 percent of overall energy consumption.

In its test of Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS, O2 Telefónica Germany realised significant energy savings by automatically switching off unused Radio Access Network resources, while maintaining the customer experience.

Matthias Sauder, Director Mobile Access & Transport Networks at O2Telefónica Germany, said: “Efficient energy consumption is an increasingly important aspect of our network operations. We are using intelligent systems and efficient tools like Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS to achieve significant energy savings in our mobile network and help move us forward in delivering on our sustainability goals.”

Hamdy Farid, Senior Vice President, Business Applications at Nokia, said: “Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS is a reflection not only of our technology leadership, providing customers such as O2 Telefónica Germany with rapid time to value with on-demand access to our software applications, but also of Nokia’s broader commitment to cut emissions across its value chain, including its own operations and products in use.”

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