Automated Radio Optimization for OPEX Reduction, Improved RAN Management and Quality of Experience
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Never in the history of mobile communications have Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) faced a greater challenge to increase EBIDTA margins. As MNOs multiply tools to manage, optimize and upgrade their costly legacy networks, CAPEX and OPEX rise causing ARPU to decrease and revenue to stall.
By far, the RAN is the single most costly domain for every operator. Yankee Group recently estimated that in average 80% of MNOs network OPEX is attributable to the RAN. It’s then no surprise why the pressure upon RAN management organizations has drastically increased over the last decade. On one hand, they are being asked to control and reduce OPEX from maintenance, management, power consumption or staff. And on the other, they have to keep improving and assuring QoS and QoE KPIs across different network technologies and version releases. In order to solve this problem, RAN engineers need to quickly find answers to these and other critical challenges:
1. Is there an easier way of sensing the performance and quality of our network?
2. Is there a more efficient way to dynamically detect and compensate for service outages?
3. Is there a more efficient way to proactively optimize our coverage, capacity and performance?
At InfoVista we believe the solution lies in a framework that enables RAN optimization and workflow automation. Automating 2G, 3G and 4G mobile and radio network optimization provides RAN experts with the necessities to plan, design and deploy faster and more cost-efficient networks.
InfoVista’s 4-step approach to Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) provides the answers to these challenges. VistaSON consists of an open-scripting framework, a solid 2.0 performance visualization and multi-vendor radio optimization platform that enables MNOs to safely transition from the current manual RAN management to a full closed-loop dynamic radio network optimization practice automatically triggered by pre-approved network conditions.
In addition, VistaSON includes out-of-the-box support for a multitude of radio network optimization use cases ranging from Automatic Outage Detection & Compensation to On-going Coverage & Capacity Optimization, Dynamic Load Balancing and Green Network Power Savings.