Leveraging Network Intelligence (LNI)
Service provider networks contain a wealth of information about subscribers, applications, and network states, and analytics can optimize the value of these resources. Unfortunately, attempts to leverage this intelligence have fallen short thus far. The Leveraging Network Intelligence Focus Group, launched in January 2014, is examining opportunities to take advantage of emerging technology such as network functions virtualization to improve the quantity and quality of information available from the network. A key aspect of this analysis is to identify and evaluate potentially useful network metrics.