LTE will inevitably become the primary 4G wireless technology worldwide. It delivers fast data rates, increased spectrum utilisation and improved performance over 3G. A further set of optional standardised capabilities, under the general title of LTE-Advanced, continues to extend and enhance performance. What are the implications for network planning and management?
OSS transformation has been a much talked about phenomenon in telecoms for the last five years. In this research programme Telesperience sought to gain an accurate understanding of what OSS transformation means in practice to communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, what their primary goals are, how they’re going about transforming their OSS and the progress they’ve made.
Our vision is that the technical inventory becomes the heart of the network operation. Complete, accurate and up-to-date technical information about every equipment, circuit and logical assignment can be used by many parts of the organization, whether installing equipment onsite or dealing with customer enquiries.
You can’t afford to waste any of the substantial investments made in new network equipment. Whether you’re launching new technologies, upgrading capacity or changing equipment suppliers, accurate and detailed network design is essential. Neither can you delay expansion – bottlenecks result in poor service to customers and wastage of other network assets. A fine balance is called for in order to meet rapidly growing and changing traffic demands.