Astellia strengthens its 3G network optimization solution with new portable probe
Date: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 12:09
Astellia, a leading provider of monitoring solutions for the optimization of mobile network QoS and performance announces the release of a new portable probe-based monitoring solution for UTRAN optimization and troubleshooting
With the development of mobile data services boosted by the smartphone phenomenon, operators need to handle the traffic surge as well as provide optimum quality of experience for high-value mobile applications.
Easily transported from site to site, the new Astellia 3G UTRAN optimization solution is designed for three main applications. First in the case of new site integration, it reduces the costs associated with drive tests and enables fast commercial launch. It is also ideal for experts carrying out detailed investigations of complex data service problems. Finally, for operators who have deployed 3G monitoring on their main cities, it represents a cost effective investment to periodically cover other regions with less traffic.
Using the Astellia solution, optimization engineers can:
- Detect quality degradations through KPIs focused on subscribers’ experience such as “time to fully download all contents of a web page” provided per cell,
- Perform top-down analysis to uncover problem root causes, from high level KPIs to CDRs, multi-interface call trace and protocol decoding,
- Fine-tune site parameters thanks to radio business-oriented features for neighboring cells optimization, detection of overshooting cells and top worst cells.
Supplied with its own compact suitcase, the integrated solution combines a new mobile probe and an embedded software suite dedicated to the monitoring of UTRAN interfaces (Iu, Iub and Iur). It is quickly set up in-the-field, thanks to its auto-detection and auto-configuration capabilities.
“With this new portable solution, operators are equipped with a powerful, highly flexible and cost effective solution to optimize 3G network access according to subscribers’ usage”, says Thierry Jacq, 3G solution Product Manager at Astellia.