While consumers may be enjoying 4G LTE and the benefits that LTE (News - Alert) radio access provides, network operators these days are handed a job that is more challenging than ever.
As mobile and IP technologies converge, network operators are confronted with increasingly complex network management.
Keeping the customer quality of experience high within an all-IP 4G LTE network requires operators to quickly respond to problems that arise, no easy feat with the convergence of technologies.
To respond quickly to the dynamic nature of today’s mobile services, operators need a new approach to network management.
The traditional solutions are no longer enough to keep pace with the complexity today, according to an application note by Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), Service-Aware Management for end-to-end LTE.
“Manual processes are too slow and error prone. Reactive problem detection leads to longer outages and dissatisfied customers. And integration with existing systems and processes is expensive and time-consuming,” the paper noted.
In today’s 4G LTE environment, mobile operators need service-aware, end-to-end management that provides a unified view of all network domains from LTE RAN, across backhaul, to the packet core.
The Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) helps operators manage the complexity by providing advanced assurance and provisioning capabilities designed for the complexities of LTE networks.
The 5620 SAM gives operators a number of advantages, such as unified, end-to-end management for LTE data and control plane, including RAN, backhaul and packet core. It automates configuration and has flexible provisioning tools to minimize operator error and decrease time to market. Proactive assurance capabilities integrate physical, network routing, and service topologies, simplifying management tasks, according to Alcatel-Lucent.
The 5620 SAM also provides a flexible, open architecture that ensures faster and cost-effective integration with existing operational processes and systems, comes with full integration with the Alcatel-Lucent 9753 lightRadio Management System for the management of converged, multi-technology RAN deployments, and has proven the right solution for more than 400 deployments globally.
“As service providers continue to transform their networks and services and evolve their operational models, the modular, extensible, and scalable architecture of the 5620 SAM not only addresses today’s mobile network challenges but provides a foundation to support tomorrow’s market-leading, mobile and converged service offerings,” noted the paper.
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Edited by Peter Bernstein