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Mobile Internet Era Competition is Forging New Approaches to Efficiency.
Mobile internet and voice competition is driving operators to improve efficiency. With the mobile network representing 25% of total OPEX, network-related efficiency initiatives are one of the key levers to constrain OPEX growth. Network outsourcing and sharing are two key options, which have been implemented widely. However, many operators have not found these options to be compelling given their specific business challenges. As a result, two major new network OPEX reduction trends have emerged: Network Process Automation and Self-Optimizing Networks.
Network Process Automation Brings Efficiency Without Big Tradeoffs.
Network Process Automation enables operators to make faster and better decisions related to planning, deploying and operating their mobile network. Efficiency gains result from the use of software analytics to accelerate decision-making and to ensure best-practices are uniformly implemented. Analytics used for Network Process Automation are called “semi-automatic” analytics, due to the ongoing need for human supervision of automated processes. In a study performed by Oliver Wyman, internal Network Process Automation initiatives (also referred to as Network Status Management) were shown to deliver annual OPEX savings of net 9% as compared to net 13% for outsourcing and net 19% for sharing.
Furthermore, Network Process Automation can be implemented faster than outsourcing or sharing, and it enables the operator to maintain full control over their network. Lastly, Network Process Automation can be implemented followed by outsourcing or sharing with a net benefit.
Self-Optimizing Networks Take Efficiency to the Next Level.
Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) are part of a mobile industry vision to reduce OPEX for 2G, 3G and 4G networks by taking semi-automatic analytics to the next level: fully automatic, autonomous analytics. The mobile operator alliance, Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN), has introduced a standardized set of requirements for Self-Optimizing Networks specifically focused on 4G LTE technology called Self-Organizing Networks. The OPEX savings of SON are expected to significantly exceed those of network process automation for a given process due to a greater level of automation.
Increase Your Operational Efficiency with Actix Optimization Solutions.
In response to these trends, Actix invented a new category of mobile network analytics & optimization software, the optimization platform. Since the launch of this technology in 2007, Actix has established an unmatched capability to automate mobile network processes, in particular radio network optimization processes. Real world deployments of our optimization platform, ActixOne, have generated efficiency improvements of 50% across network planning and optimization organizations. We see that as a starting point for making optimization faster and better than ever before.
Actix offers both the widest support of optimization processes and data sources as well as highly advanced automation techniques ranging from semi-automatic decision aids to fully automatic optimization algorithms. We’re ready to introduce the right level of automation to meet the specific challenges of our customers. Furthermore, our ActixOne platform provides a rich support for automation requirements laid out by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) operator alliance, ensuring our automation capabilities will continue to grow as LTE technology rolls out globally.
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