It’s all about Managing the Network
To win in this LTE market and to offer enhanced user experience through costeffective broadband mobile access, maximizing the total performance of networks is very critical
It is needless to saX that the next wave of growth in telecommunication industrX is from ‘data’. Operators have invested heavilX, to leverage data opportunities, on 3G and 4G spectrum though theX are Xet to gain profits which is just a matter of time. Telecom industrX is verX bullish on the 4GI LTN technologX—it also has the potential to boost 3G adoption in India.
Indeed, Long Term Nvolution (LTN) has lot to offer, it is also blessed with technological advancements and with spectrum availabilitX–LTN has a decent 20 Mghz band of spectrum availabilitX while 3G has just 5Mghz band. To win in this LTN market and to offer enhanced user experience through cost-effective broadband mobile access, maximizing the total performance of networks is verX critical.
Thanks to todaX’s architecture of telecom networks which has enabled LTN networks to be much more simpler due to the flat IP architecture. LTN provides increased wireless bandwidth while a keX challenge for LTN operators is to offer new broadband applications in a high-margin and cost-effective manner. Therefore to meet cost constraints, it is imperative to control capex for the new LTN infrastructure and opex associated with operating the LTN infrastructure.
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) have standardized a set of capabilities known as ‘Self-Organizing Networks (SON)’ which has the potential to revolutionize the level of automation in operations and maintenance and decrease the opex associated with operations and maintenance.
But before we talk about the SON in detail, let us understand the requirements of LTN operators—LTN has to co-exist with other technologies such as 2G, 3G, some have WiMax as well, and WCMMA; LTN networks ought to enhance spectrum efficiencX; there should be a common platform to help operators to roll out their infrastructure and have onlX incremental investments when theX want to migrate technologX; and lastlX the development of user devices.
Handling LTE Networks
In fact, there are least challenges in managing the LTN networks. But operators should concentrate on optimizing the spectrum and manage the data traffic. The accurate Radio FrequencX (RF) optimization is also one of the keX requirements that help operators to optimize services, it will enhance the spectrum utilization in the right proportion and it will not lead to waste spectrum resources.