Enhanced transparency, control over network automation free up time to focus on customer expectations for service quality
Nokia Siemens Networks is making it easier than ever for operators to deploy network automation. New capabilities for Nokia Siemens Networks intelligent Self Organizing Networks (iSON) manage every aspect of self-configuration, self-optimization and self-healing to save time and costs and improve network quality. Tools for automating these processes, all available from a single interface, guide the operator from start to finish, verifying the successful completion of each step. They also help operators meet high subscriber expectations for quality, which are clear from the results of the 2013 Acquisition & Retention Study Report*, and take advantage of their willingness to pay more for it.
In the area of self-configuration, Nokia Siemens Networks is adding the Automated WCDMA Site Creation content pack to iSON solution, extending the LTE version launched in February 2013. This is an important capability to ensure that 3G capacity and coverage offer the best possible data quality for subscribers before the majority of mobile broadband traffic moves from 3G to LTE in the next few years.
The content pack gives operators full visibility of the automated configuration of 3G sites, with regular status updates for engineering personnel. The time needed for base station configuration can be reduced from hours to minutes.
Security for LTE networks is another area where automation helps speed up network deployment and reduce costs. Security certificates are factory installed in the base station and configuration of the authenticated base stations in the operator network is fully automatic as part of the SON auto-connection and auto-configuration process.
The new Mobility Management for LTE content pack provides support for seamless configuration and follow-up of SON operations related to LTE mobility management through a single interface. The new content pack reduces the set-up time for SON operational processes from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, and also provides full control and visibility of the automated process.
To enable easy deployment of self-healing, Nokia Siemens Networks is launching its Element Outage Resolution content pack to control the automatic resolution of network failures in LTE, WCDMA and GSM networks. The self-healing capability detects base station outages and dormant cells and triggers common resolutions, such as restarting an element to re-establish connections.
Nokia Siemens Networks has designed a full set of professional services, ranging from customization to full outsourcing from our global delivery centers, to integrate iSON capabilities and the related content packs in operator networks.
“Automation is important to simplify network operations, and these extended functions now make the deployment and use of automation easier than ever. The enhancements give operators visibility on the impact of automated processes on network performance – and provide clear evidence that all network changes are working as expected,” said Peter Patomella, head of the operations support systems (OSS) business, Nokia Siemens Networks.
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*The 2013 Acquisition & Retention Study Report from Nokia Siemens Networks is based on the results of 8,700 interviews of customers in mature markets (Denmark, South Korea, Japan, UK and US), in-transition markets (Brazil, Colombia and Russia) and emerging markets (India) during the second half of 2012.