EANTC completed the industry’s first independent Autonomous Network Level test and certification in the IP Domain, evaluating Huawei’s SRv6 solution. Huawei showed remarkable automation achievements and reached AN Level 3.8 – an excellent result at this early stage in the Autonomous Networks ecosystem. We verified the Autonomous Networks capabilities of the iMaster Network Cloud Engine for IP (NCE-IP) and tested in how far NCE could automatically provision, monitor, and optimize a SRv6 end-to-end network solution with Huawei routers.
First Independent EANTC AN Level Test for Huawei iMaster NCE-IP:
EANTC revealed the results of its first independent evaluation of Huawei’s autonomous network technology, showcasing remarkable automation achievements and the final score reaching L3.8 in specific scenarios, including:
- L4.0 for Provisioning and Configuration: Streamlined deployment of SRv6 policies incorporating latency constraints driven by EVPN services.
- L3.6 for Fault Management: Leveraging AI, the system clusters alarms and identifies root causes efficiently, optimizing paths using Digital Twin data to reduce service disruption.
- L3.8 for Network Optimization: Automated path optimization, considering service bandwidth balancing, latency, and packet loss thresholds. Historical path data playback enhances network efficiency.
In summary, Huawei’s solution reached an Average Automation Level of 3.8, in line with the vendor’s claims, which is an excellent result at this early time of the Autonomous Networks ecosystem.