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TMCNet:  AIRCOM launches I-VIEW SON for optimal network performance

[February 25, 2013]

AIRCOM launches I-VIEW SON for optimal network performance

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Barcelona, Spain - AIRCOM International, the leading independent software and solutions provider for improved network performance, announces the availability of I-VIEW SON. This new product delivers a comprehensive Self Organising Network (SON) solution based on AIRCOM's widely deployed I-VIEW framework.

I-VIEW SON is a multi-vendor, multi-technology, centralised SON solution. It combines multiple features - such as network data, root cause analysis algorithms, proven automatic configuration algorithms and operating characteristics - to find, validate and implement network parameter changes. I-VIEW SON can operate in both open loop mode, with engineer intervention, or closed loop mode, completely automatically.

I-VIEW SON delivers enhanced network performance, an improved customer experience and enables significant operational and capital expense savings. In recent live network trials, analysing thousands of cells in several major networks, I-VIEW SON was able to accurately and automatically identify areas with sub-optimal performance, determine the root causes and recommended appropriate changes. This involved tackling 4 major SON use cases simultaneously.

By proactively fixing an underperforming subset of those cells, I-VIEW SON was able to deliver significant improvements to network coverage (by 10-20 per cent), call establishment (20 per cent) and dropped call rates (30 per cent). Crucially, by automating these key network processes with high speed algorithms for near real-time operation, I-VIEW SON was able to reduce the amount of engineering time traditionally allocated to overcoming these issues manually by more than 90 per cent.

I-VIEW SON combines AIRCOM's extensive experience in the collection and analysis of performance and configuration management (PM and CM) data through multiple vendor interfaces. It also leverages the skills and expertise of AIRCOM's software development team and its highly regarded consulting and software integration teams.

"AIRCOM's I-VIEW SON is unique. It delivers a solution that is compatible with multiple vendors and multiple radio technologies, building on AIRCOM's well-established strengths in specialist, network operations software, installed in over 155 Operators worldwide" said Alwyn Welch, CEO at AIRCOM. "The technology harnesses the knowledge and experience of AIRCOM's trusted consultants to maximise customer benefit. I-VIEW SON is designed for easy integration with third party software and existing systems, so offering Operator's compatibility with their existing investments. It is capable of delivering dramatic network improvements for existing network architectures and offers a seamless and future proof upgrade path to support new and emerging technologies." ABOUT AIRCOM AIRCOM is an independent provider of network management tools and solutions. I-VIEW, our open, standards-based framework, allows mobile network operators to rapidly, efficiently and seamlessly plan, manage, configure and optimise their networks. AIRCOM's products enable operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network, enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient, more agile and more profitable.

The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 155+ countries by over half the world's mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 2 billion subscribers worldwide. Established for 17 years, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks.

As a provider of independent, multi-vendor, multi-technology consulting solutions, with over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial consultancy through project implementation, using our staff, training yours, or sourcing expertise for you to take in-house, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.

With offices in 14 countries, we provide local and regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge. By looking ahead of the market and sharing intelligence, we develop the skills and tools that network operators need to remain competitive, whatever the economic climate.

www.aircominternational.com Contact for Press Liv Nixon/Paul Nolan CCgroup T: +44 (0) 207 5357 220 / +44 (0) 118 920 7650 E: aircom@ccgrouppr.com W: www.ccgrouppr.com ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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