4 Concepts and overview

28.1043GPPManagement and orchestrationManagement Data Analytics (MDA)Release 17TS

4.1 Overview

Management Data Analytics (MDA), as a key enabler of automation and intelligence, is considered a foundational capability for mobile networks and services management and orchestration.

The MDA provides a capability of processing and analysing data related to network and service events and status including e.g. performance measurements, KPIs, Trace/MDT/RLF/RCEF reports, QoE reports, alarms, configuration data, network analytics data, and service experience data from AFs, etc. to provide analytics output, i.e. statistics or predictions,, root cause analysis issues, and may also include recommendations to enable necessary actions for network and service operations. The MDA output is provided by the MDAS (Management Data analytics Service) producer to the corresponding consumer(s) that requested the analytics.

The MDA can identify ongoing issues impacting the performance of the network and services, and help to identify in advance potential issues that may cause potential failure and/or performance degradation. The MDA can also assist to predict the network and service demand to enable the timely resource provisioning and deployments which would allow fast time-to-market network and service deployments.

Management Data Analytics Service (MDAS), the services exposed by the MDA, can be consumed by various consumers, including for instance MnFs (i.e. MnS producers/consumers for network and service management), NFs (e.g. NWDAF), SON functions, network and service optimization tools/functions, SLS assurance functions, human operators, and AFs, etc.

NOTE: Throughout the present document the terms, MDAS and MDA MnS are equivalent and may be used interchangeably.