China Mobile integrates SPN fault diagnosis system with ZTE

China Mobile integrates SPN fault diagnosis system with ZTE

Chinese technology giant ZTE Corporation and China Mobile have verified the rule/policy-based SPN intelligent fault diagnosis system on the intelligent management, control, and analysis platform ZENIC ONE (UME) and deployed it across Liaoning province in China.

According to a press release from the international provider of telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, the system is jointly developed by ZTE and China Mobile.

"The system orchestrates the policies for the diagnosis flow through innovative flexible programming of fault diagnosis rules. Thereby, the intelligent management and control system can quickly respond to and meet the requirements of O&M staff to implement minute-level fault location," said the release.

As per the release, in traditional PTN/SPN network operation, it is difficult to develop alarm-relativeness rules, so the location of substantial faults depends on the experience of senior O&M engineers. The diagnosis usually takes several hours with low efficiency.

ZTE has found a new way of fault diagnosis to flexibly orchestrate diagnosis rules and policies following service scenarios to improve the efficiency of fault diagnosis and location, the company claimed.

Based on the cloud-native and microservice architecture of the ZENIC ONE (UME), ZTE integrates the SPN intelligent fault diagnosis system onto the ZENIC ONE (UME) as an independent tool. This system uses the knowledge graph to build the diagnosis rules and develop the diagnosis process through a series of atomized diagnosis rules, which can be independently programmed by Drools.

"At the same time, the system adopts the jBPM workflow graphs and flexibly orchestrates rules and policies for different service scenarios, thereby enabling one-touch fast fault diagnosis and location of 4G and 5G base stations backhaul services," the release said.

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