Category Archives: Network

How NFV and LTE are forces to be reckoned with

AblestockSure, we all know that LTE technology is a solid network technology that streamlines infrastructure, reduces costs and improves the quality of the offerings network providers can provide to their subscribers. But what’s really interesting is how network functions virtualization (NFV) will make it even greater. Here’s my take on popular recent articles focusing on LTE and how NFV will enhance it: The increasing popularity of LTE Since the uptake of global LTE network deployments in 2014, the popularity of LTE networks has grown significantly. In this article from Telecoms.com, Tim Skinner outlines the growth of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and VoLTE […]  More >>

How Next Generation Technology is Set To Reignite the Industry

How-Next-Generation-Technology-is-Set-To-Reignite-the-Industry-300x300The next generation of communication technology is almost here. 5G powered by SDN and NFV is set to take the world by storm in the upcoming years. But before these new and exciting technologies change our daily lives, networks as we know them will have to change, which will have enormous impact for those involved. There’s no doubt that both service providers and their customers stand to benefit greatly from the innovations that next-generation technology will bring. So what do these new technologies look like and what does the future hold for them? 5G technology will encourage innovation According to […]  More >>

Still trying to ride your old bike?

Networks, like first bikes, get outgrown pretty quicklyNetworks have grown exponentially over the past few years, but network planning hasn’t kept up. Service providers need an end-to-end project orchestration system for network rollouts.   More >>

Orchestrate your way to a better network

small cells blog graphicNetworks today are growing faster than ever before, driven by the unprecedented demand for more capacity, better coverage and faster speeds. However, service providers are having a hard time planning for the massive growth in networks using their existing tools. The answer lies in end-to-end project orchestration for planning, designing, building and modernizing mobile and fixed networks.  More >>

We Won Prestigious LTE Product Award!

lte-awards-cat-1Amdocs Smart Cell Placement solution was recognized for its advanced network analytics, receiving the Best Test/Measurement LTE Product award from Telecoms.com.   More >>

If self-optimizing networks are the answer, what are the questions?

Jeopardy boardSelf-optimizing networks (SON) have the potential to massively improve the running of an operator’s network and business. It can dramatically cut OPEX and CAPEX associated with running a network and make life simpler for network managers and engineers. But before leaping into implementing SON, there are key considerations that mobile operators need to think through. Awareness of potential challenges can serve as a guide, helping to maximize the technology’s potential and prevent problems down the line.  More >>

Self-optimizing networks, the starting point not the destination

Terminator not only 

Photo courtesy of Garry Knight https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/Self-optimizing mobile networks are already here and have been deployed by a number of forward looking operators. Subscribers’ insatiable appetite to consume vast amounts of online content means the demand for bandwidth will only continue to grow. To ensure that consumer demand and expectations are met, the next evolutionary step will be for fully automated self-managed networks.   More >>

Is network coverage at the golf course a priority?

Man on laptop at golfcourseElizabeth Bavin argues that network coverage at the gold course should be a priority for service providers – if differentiating on corporate network experience matters to your business.   More >>

Radio access networks, the true home of customer experience management

The rise of self-optimizing networks is leading to active customer experience improvementWith the widespread introduction of self-optimizing network (SON) features within the radio access network (RAN), customer experience measurements are rapidly shifting toward the more relevant metric of active customer experience improvement. Operators who have implemented SON, and especially centralized SON (C-SON), have seen impressive gains in their network performance resulting in enriched customer experiences. They have seen greater than 15 percent improvement in capacity utilization and over 20 percent improvement in dropped call rate, typically within a few hours or days after SON installation.  More >>

Getting smarter at small cell placement

BlocksSmall cells need to be carefully planned and located accurately, to maximize the service providers’ return on investment. Misplaced small cells can result in a waste of time and money. To locate them accurately, service providers need to identify where the high value customers are, and what kind of experience they are having.  More >>