Our hypothesis is that increased automation and the use of artificial intelligence can reduce planning costs, while increasing service provider’s velocity and agility. The focus of this paper is on artificial intelligence and its automation, which should be a medium-term target for the industry. Network planning automation is a near-term topic which many vendors are addressing with their software solutions. There are many vendors advertising their ability to import spreadsheets and incorporate them into automation software, so we will not talk about this topic anymore.
Our main focus is on how AI can be used to automate the process. The goal of using AI technologies is automate as much of the network planning process as possible.