Nokia Siemens Networks simplifies network & service operations

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Nokia Siemens Networks is launching a suite of products and services to help operators cut through the growing complexity of running mobile broadband networks. The new products and services are required as operators expand 3G networks, roll out LTE (long term evolution), and deploy small cells.

“Dealing with diversity in the operations environment has a new urgency for operators as new technologies, services and devices drive exponential growth in data demand, and higher expectations for performance and quality,” said Peter Patomella, head of OSS, Nokia Siemens Networks. “To help operators address these challenges, and shift and simplify their approach, Nokia Siemens Networks is launching a suite of product and services capabilities.”

Simplified Operations covers both network operations and service operations, in each case helping operators with specific tools that automate processes, improve information flows and give them greater control of their operations.

To help simplify network operations, Nokia Siemens Networks is launching new content packs as part of its off-the-shelf Operations on Demand platform. These are:

Network 360 provides a map-based overview of the entire multi-technology and multi-vendor network, and network domains to speed up both troubleshooting and trouble resolution.

Automated LTE Site Creation speeds up site creation and reduces costs by providing error free and automated end-to-end processes with integrated intelligent SON (iSON) capabilities.

Location Area Based Subscriber Balancer enables automated subscriber balancing of Mobile Switching Center Servers (MSS) for better network availability for end users at a lower cost.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Operations on Demand is also the engine behind the company’s multi-vendor SON Operations Manager. In addition to providing detailed network views, it offers control, coordination and prioritization for all simultaneously active iSON functions. Together with the Automated LTE Site Creation content pack, it provides benefits such as faster integration of base stations, in minutes instead of days.

Another key capability for simplifying network operations is Network Cloning Service. This innovative offline process has now been extended to the SGSN in the core network. The capability to replicate SGSN configuration helps operators reduce the time needed to upgrade network infrastructure from months to days.