Ericsson launches Plan to Provision for Mobile within OSS
Plan to Provision for Mobile simplifies and automates the assignment of new network capacity and the rearrangement of network facilities
Enables operators to speed up service roll-out of their network and ensures support for 2G/3G and LTE
With this solution, Ericsson is helping operators realize greater efficiency and bring services to their customers more quickly and simply
Today, operators do everything to provide their users with a superior network performance and customer experience; for example by quickly and seamlessly rolling out new mobile services. At the same time - to stay profitable and competitive - they need to find ways to handle increased business and technology complexity with fewer resources.
One way of doing this is by implementing intelligent OSS automation and planning. To help operators harness technology to speed up service roll-out - also called the plan to provision process - Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) launches its new Plan to Provision for Mobile.
The solution helps operators to increase efficiency and cost performance of their LTE, 3G or 2G networks. In addition, the solution expedites changes needed to accommodate future network growth and technology evolution.
Elisabetta Romano, Head of OSS, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson says: "Many aspects of provisioning for mobile networks can be automated today, but care must be taken not to sacrifice design and performance. Plan to Provision for Mobile helps operators strike a sensible balance between automation and manual activities - reducing errors and costs, while deploying staff to do what they do best. It also eliminates manual, error-prone inventory assignment, and consistently coordinates all network and service activation."
Plan to Provision for Mobile improves design, capacity expansion and discovery and reconciliation processes through network configuration and equipment activation, all while preserving the integrity of the operator's vital data, from data federation to data discovery and reconciliation.
Plan to Provision for Mobile provides an operational environment that harmonizes the design and configuration of cell sites, radio parameters and backhaul transmission. Ultimately, it reduces the time it takes to go from RF planning to equipment activation for any mobile network.
During Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Ericsson showcases its combined technology and services leadership for the Information and Communications Technology industry. Our solutions deliver superior network performance in the field, enable complete customer experience management, simplify and automate operations workflows thereby leading to operational excellence. We show how the Networked Society comes to life - what it will mean for the industry and how it will enable our customers to capture growth opportunities.
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