Nokia (NOK) and Vodafone (VOD) partners to detect network anomalies

Nokia (NOK) and Vodafone (VOD) announced today that they will be utilizing the Google (GOOGL) Cloud Machine Learning to detect network anomalies. The Anomaly Detection Service, based on Nokia Bell Labs technology, is being rolled out across all Vodafone markets in Europe.

The product quickly detects and troubleshoots irregularities, such as mobile site congestion and interference, and unexpected latency, that can impact customer service quality. Initial deployment in Italy is more than 60,000 4G cells, Vodafone will extend the service to all its European markets by early 2022 with addition to possibly servicing its 5G and core networks.

Vodafone expects that around 80 percent of all its anomalous mobile network issues and capacity demands will be automatically detected and addressed using Anomaly Detection Service.

Deployment on Google Cloud allows Vodafone engineers to make fast and informed decisions, like boosting capacity where customers need it most, based on data managed through Google Cloud’s secure and reliable data and analytics services. On Google Cloud, Anomaly Detection Service allows the streaming of network data to Vodafone’s data analytics platform, enabling analysis simultaneously of data across multi-vendor environments.