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What's next: Traffic management, core optimization
December 1, 2015
What’s after the RAN optimization report? Core optimization, although I am no longer sure that the two can be kept separate. I am doing the research now, so if there is something you would like to share let me know.
Published today: The smart RAN. Trends in the optimization of spectrum and network resource
December 1, 2015
Astellia: Tuning the RAN in real time to optimize end-to-end performance
November 16, 2015
At Astellia, troubleshooting, monitoring, automation and geolocation are the three pillars to support RAN optimization. With Vicent Soler, in the CTO Office of Astellia, we talked about how operators can rely on this functionality to improve performance and subscriber experience in their networks.
Telstra: Automation, small cells, and CA to increase network resource utilization
November 13, 2015
Telstra has been very proactive in moving towards automated RAN optimization, small cells, and carrier aggregation (CA). In this conversation with Stephen Howell, General Manager at Telstra, we discussed their learning experience and the benefits that these solutions bring to Telstra. A key learning point is the importance of automation in managing small cells.
Fujitsu: The evolution of RAN optimization in a C-RAN environment
November 11, 2015
The transition to C-RAN and fronthaul has started with operators gradually moving to the new architecture to realize a better utilization of network resources. We discussed with Femi Adeyemi at Fujtsu the drivers and benefits of C-RAN over the traditional distributed architecture for RAN optimization.
Viavi solutions: End-to-end, real-time solutions to optimize RAN performance
November 1, 2015
In our conversation with Kashif Hussain, Solutions Marketing Manager at Viavi Solutions (until recently JDSU), we talked of how RAN optimization is changing with the introduction of multi-layered HetNets and the transition to dynamic networks in which the RF environment keeps changing. Networks are becoming more complex, and there is more equipment to optimize.
CommScope: Optimizing spectrum and network utilization at the antenna edge
October 31, 2015
In this conversation on RAN optimization with Philip Sorrells, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at CommScope we focused on the role antennas have in improving performance and coverage in the RAN, and how the scope for these improvements can be crucial for operators to meet the growing demand for capacity and high levels of QoE.
Telefonica: The evolution in RAN optimization to improve QoE
October 28, 2015
Vasona: Taming traffic spikes at the edge for better customer experience
October 26, 2015
Data traffic is typically very spiky. Even during congestion periods, wireless networks transmission alternates between spikes and valleys and this limit the efficient utilization of the available resources. We talked to John Reister, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Vasona Networks, about how mobile operators can take control of the spikiness and manage traffic to…
The evolution in RAN optimization tools for small cells, C-RAN and IoT
October 25, 2015
The way mobile operators optimize the RAN and maximize RAN resource utilization is changing a mobile networks become more complex, and subscribers – as well as IoT devices – use them more intensively. In this conversation with Said Mokbel, VP of Wireless Technology Development, Chief Technology Office, TELUS in Canada, we talked how IoT traffic…