The Digital Twin Consortium has announced a new working group to address the application and adoption of digital twins in the telecommunications market. 

Dan Isaacs, the GM and CTO of the Digital Twin Consortium, said, “Current networking infrastructures often face fragmentation issues that make it difficult to support new network rollouts, expand capacity, and introduce new features that can help address societal challenges. Digital twins provide a 360-degree view of network performance and usage patterns, enabling improved analysis, optimal coverage, accurate predictive analytics, and effective management approaches.” 

The company will use a virtual model of an entire area or process which means that management will be able to visualise and test out different initiatives. This will lead to making data-driven decisiona based on billions of network performance data points. 

The company stated that these initiatives can then be evaluated through more precise enterprise-level analytics and location intelligence, to help identify optimal implementation scenarios. 

“EDX builds planet-scale 3D geospatial digital twins that are game-changers in key industries, such as wireless, utilities and smart cities,” said Anoop Kaur Bowdery, COO, EDX Wireless, Inc. “3D geospatial digital twins can significantly improve decision-making, collaboration, and planning for mobile network operators.” 

The DTC Telecommunications Working Group plans to embark upon telecommunications market challenges using digital twins, including: 

  • Platform development for emerging technologies 
  • Enabling smart city’s economic and societal structure improvements 
  • Sustainable energy reuse 
  • Bridging the gap to non-IP-based networking 
  • Creating a faster path to information/intent-based networking 
  • Providing transparent 360 cyber security 
  • Creating novel design paradigms, including AI and machine learning, to help address societal challenges and more. 

The new working group will define and identify digital twin applications for the telecommunications industry. It will explore implementation scenarios utilizing extended reality (XR) capabilities and advanced simulation perspectives, ensuring a secure, scalable solution for enterprise-level XR data visualization for geospatial analytics and location intelligence.

The new telecom group will also investigate use cases and reference implementations for intelligent infrastructure, smart cities, and beyond. These include network design optimization, operations, and capacity planning. 

Press release: Digital Twin Consortium