Camiant Studies Bandwidth Management

Camiant and Omnitele reveal managing bandwidth peaks can save upward of 20% of mobile broadband network costs

April 15, 2009

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and HELSINKI, Finland -- Camiant, Inc., the leading provider of policy control and application assurance technology, and Omnitele, Ltd. an international telecoms consultancy, today announced their findings that mobile broadband operators can realize upwards of 20% savings in their network costs by actively managing mobile broadband congestion. Controlling the bandwidth consumption of certain users solely during peak hours allows maximum usage of the network by all subscribers when capacity is available while constraining the need for additional network capacity. Omnitele tailored their in-depth network cost modeling framework to gauge the cost savings of Camiant's Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)-based approach indicating a substantial reduction in core and radio-access network capacity related capital and operating expenses.

The cost model factors in market segments, data packages and subscriber counts, as well as the target QoS performance. Other modeling inputs include:

  • Average monthly data volume for each service offered and the share of this data volume that falls into the network's busy hours

  • Dimensions for spreading of the total traffic across the sites and cells of the network including scaling as appropriate for network busy hours

  • The nature of the bandwidth controls and which subscribers the controls are applied to

The primary output metrics are:

  • Total infrastructure capex and opex reflecting typical network capacity related vendor pricing mechanisms

  • The cost of transferring a gigabyte of data for each subscriber type

  • Average traffic related monthly network costs for each subscriber type

"Mobile broadband is the single most promising growth engine in the entire telecommunications industry," said Randy Fuller, vice president of Business Development for Camiant. "However, it is critical for mobile operators to intelligently manage bandwidth consumption since the cost per bit to deliver traffic is so high relative to fixed broadband networks. The cost model shines a strong light on this fact, and Camiant is working with the mobile industry to pave a successful way forward."

Camiant Inc.

Omnitele Ltd.

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