Saturday, 10 April 2021

Digital twinning: An efficient and greener solution for network management and deployment

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 27 August 20

Total Telecom spoke to Esri Uk's Telecoms Commercial Lead, Richard Stevenson, to better understand the many benefits of digital twinning when building networks

In short, what are Digital Twins and how are they used in the telecoms world? A Digital Twin is a digital representation of the real-world. This could be a visualisation of the telecoms network and its surroundings, a product, subscriber behaviour, process, or all those combined. It acts as a mirror to simulate, predict, and forecast the behaviour of its physical counterpart, and in some cases can control it. Digital Twins deliver a broad range of business benefits, including operational efficiencies in planning, design, deployment, and network optimisation. This saves time and resources, while simulated outcomes deliver insights into new business models. Fig 1. Urban Digital Twin - “Digital twins can help telecoms operators increase their understanding of network performance, business processes and customer behaviour, in addition how each impact one another.”   What advantages does a geospatial Digital Twin offer an engineer compared to more traditional methods? In relation to designing and deploying new 5G…

In short, what are Digital Twins and how are they used in the telecoms world? A Digital Twin is a digital representation of the real-world. This could be a visualisation of the telecoms network and its surroundings, a product, subscriber behaviour, process, or all those combined. It acts as a mirror to simulate, predict, and forecast the behaviour of its physical counterpart, and in some cases can control it. Digital Twins deliver a broad range of business benefits, including operational efficiencies in planning, design, deployment, and network optimisation. This saves time and resources, while simulated outcomes deliver insights into new business models. Fig 1. Urban Digital Twin - “Digital twins can help telecoms operators increase their understanding of network performance, business processes and customer behaviour, in addition how each impact one another.”   What advantages does a geospatial Digital Twin offer an engineer compared to more traditional methods? In relation to designing and deploying new 5G…

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