The team behind CogNet predicts that there will be 11.5 billion mobile-ready devices in the world by 2020, as well as more connected devices. But the current mobile and wireless bandwidth will not be able to cope with Europe's ever-increasing data demands. The CogNet solution? Automatic network management through machine learning algorithms.
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By applying machine learning to network data, the team plans to make it possible for the network to yield insights, recognise events and conditions (increased demand, errors, fraud etc.) and to respond to them. The technology will be of particular interest for large-scale 5G deployments.
In addition to developing more dynamic network topologies, the project is also targeting improved quality of service and lower capital and operational costs through improved efficiency.
CogNet will also seek to cut energy use, enabling the network to switch to using cheaper or greener energy when available.