KDDI deploys Nokia PDDR solution to improve network quality

KDDI has deployed Performance Degradation Detection and Resolution (PDDR) solution from Nokia to improve network quality and to reduce Opex.
KDDI AU store JapanKDDI has rolled out Nokia’s AI-based PDDR solution to monitor 200K 4G/5G RAN and detect performance degradations. If PDDR detects “Silent cell” issue and/or an issue that should be recovered, KDDI Recovery System automatically tries to recover it.

Nokia AVA PDDR solution automatically detects such anomaly performance degradation and  classifies the root cause (RCC). Nokia AVA PDDR achieves higher RCC accuracy than RF expert and generates the RCC AI model, including silent cell issue, by using training data based on the knowledge acquired through KDDI and Nokia RF expert.

KDDI rolled out the AI solution system, Nokia AVA PDDR, across its 4G network in 2019 and 5G NSA network in 2021. Since then, KDDI has established an advanced automatic monitoring and recovery system, powered by AI. KDDI now plans to expand it to 5G NSA.

Toshikazu Yokai, Managing Executive Officer, KDDI, said: “The deployment of PDDR solution has enabled us to automatically detect quality degradation of base stations in order to provide higher quality mobile communication services. And we are also pleased to have further deepened our relationship with Nokia through this project.”

John Lancaster-Lennox, Head of Market Unit Japan, Nokia, said: “With the Nokia AVA PDDR solution, KDDI is able to automate the detection and resolution of network anomalies and sleeping cells to improve network quality.”