New technologies, rising demand for data services, and exploding data volumes combined with cost pressure: all of these aspects require constant optimization and expansion of mobile networks. This means that the correct network configuration – the foundation of a good-quality and cost-effective network – is becoming more and more challenging. MicroNova’s network services solutions have been developed specifically for this challenge. As process-driven end-to-end solutions, they cover the entire configuration process. Thanks to the multi-vendor/multi-technology approach, mobile networks can be managed from a central location, and the devices of different manufacturers or multiple technologies, such as GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), or LTE (Long-Term-Evolution), can be used.
The network configuration is based on configurable rules, which are stored in the tools. They ensure accurate configuration of the entire network and make optimum use of existing resources, thereby significantly improving network quality.
For example, a large number of consistency checks (across different technologies or focused on just one) are already stored in the system and can easily be supplemented by operator-specific tests. These tests help ensure a consistent configuration of the network across vendor and technology boundaries (network audit functionality).
The period of time from the planning phase to implementation can be significantly reduced thanks to standardized processes (time-to-market). New devices or technologies can be integrated into the existing mobile network much more quickly. Planning and integration costs can be reduced without impairing network quality. Even entire network technologies can be exchanged automatically (SWAP).
Extensive automation of the processes required for network configuration also relieves the workload on the mobile network operator’s staff. They need less time for routine tasks and can therefore deal more quickly with relevant tasks such as conflicts or errors. In addition to running costs, the modular architecture also significantly reduces integration and maintenance costs.
MicroNova’s network services solutions can be flexibly adapted to the network operator’s specific requirements and existing processes. At the same time, they can be easily extended to cover new technologies such as LTE Advanced or 5G, or to integrate other manufacturers.
For more than ten years, MicroNova’s solutions have been in daily use by the world’s leading mobile network operators – constantly proving their capabilities, stability and high availability. Continuous development in close cooperation with the users has resulted in easy-to-use solutions that support operators in their daily work. MicroNova also works closely with network equipment manufacturers to be able to integrate and deploy new software versions as quickly as possible.