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Squeeze more from your current network
The Network Maximisation services analyse networks to identify valuable 2G and 3G spectrum that can be re-farmed. The reallocation of site hardware through soft parameter tuning and coverage optimisation is paramount to maximise network potential.
Over the next five years, many operators will focus their efforts on clearing and re-farming 2G and spectrum, moving traffic to 3G and/or 4G networks, and shifting valuable resources to newer technologies. Existing 2G voice centric technology cannot deliver customer demanded high-speed data rates like 3G and 4G networks can. The evolution of the newer data centric technologies results in lower utilisation of older 2G networks which makes it difficult for operators to justify OPEX on legacy networks.
Through a variety of analysis and optimisation efforts, our Network Maximisation services enable the mobile network operator to utilise the network to maximum potential and gain significant CAPEX savings through better reuse of spectrum and hardware.
Voice and Data Traffic Analysis
Voice and data traffic analysis service focuses mainly on the voice traffic offered and deducing radio counts for each of the sectors. It is also important to identify the traffic balance or imbalance between the 2G and 3G layers to determine how much traffic eventually will be carried by the 3G networks. Through further analysis, capacity excess or capacity crunch areas are identified.
Spectrum Carving Support
Hardware Harvesting and Re-deployment focuses on the configurations of existing sectors and the new capacity requirements to formulate a radio plan for each of the sites. This service identifies sites that require harvesting of radios (because of removal of excess capacity). An exercise of matching the donors and acceptors will yield a harvesting and redeployment plan. Excess Spectrum Clearing reviews the current usage of spectrum and provides a frequency consolidation and clearing plan.
Soft Parameter Tuning and Coverage Optimisation
Soft parameter tuning and coverage optimisation optimises the 2G/3G network based on the new spectrum and traffic dimensioning. This service involves changing parameters of several features and reviewing site tilts for coverage optimisation. Using network performance and configuration measurements in conjunction with proprietary algorithms enables soft parameter tuning to improve your network. In addition to Soft parameter tuning, geo-located data measurements enables us to identify hot-spots and coverage holes in the network which is used as an input to optimise your network coverage.
Post-implementation Verification and Analysis
The service verifies that all the changes yield results as per the original objectives based on the available spectrum and site designs. Further analysis is done to identify any other gaps that require further tuning and attention.