Advanced Performance Check solution and 'Network of One: a blueprint for success in the age of the zettabyte'

September 30, 2009

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MUNICH -- At its Solutions Forum* in Munich, Germany, Nokia Siemens Networks introduced the Network of One*, a unified, long term view of how telecom operators can transform their business models, infrastructure and operations. This new approach is needed now to cope with the tidal wave of information being created and shared as billions of people and trillions of ‘things’ link up from every corner of the planet.

“The market evolution presents many opportunities for operators, but they are also under pressure like never before. The challenges they face are becoming increasingly complex and up to now the general approach has been to deal with them separately“, says Stephan Scholz, chief technology officer, Nokia Siemens Networks, speaking at the Solutions Forum. “For the first time we have outlined a holistic approach that operators can adopt to effectively use their scarce resources and provide the ideal experience for their subscribers. Very simply, that describes our Network of One.”

The Network of One outlines how operators can reduce complexity, tune their processes to be more focused on customers, and how to deliver a personalized experience. It will also enable operators to derive greater value from their existing assets, improve their collaboration with other industry players, and realize operational efficiencies. The components of the Network of One include the evolution towards an infrastructure based on a simplified IP based flat architecture both in wireline and wireless networks, an automated management and charging system, a consolidated view of customer data, flexible service enablement, unified control of voice and multimedia calls, and new models for optimized business operations.

“Our expertise and experience gained over several years as a leader in this changing industry mean we can genuinely engage with our customers to guide them towards the Network of One,” said Stephan Scholz. “The possibilities that the Network of One offers are so exciting, as is the role we can play in shaping the industry’s future.”

In a separate release:

Today Nokia Siemens Networks introduced its Advanced Performance Check solution that enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to have end-to-end visibility of their network and service performance. Through a proactive approach Advanced Performance Check helps CSPs in addressing quality issues ahead of time. The solution leverages automation, global expertise and delivery for greater efficiency with faster turn around in analyzing and reporting performance. In the long run, the solution helps in creating enhanced network and end-user services.

Network management has become complex due to the introduction of new services and technologies. Constant changes in network configuration further increase the complexity, making them vulnerable to performance issues that can impact end-user experience leading to increased churn. It is important for CSPs to run regular complete checks to detect issues affecting the network and end-user service performance.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ Advanced Performance Check is an innovative solution that runs systematic and proactive performance diagnoses underpinned by automation. It identifies and reports any inconsistencies in element, network and end-user service layers, analyzes capacity and utilization and provides improvement recommendations leveraging Nokia Siemens Networks global expertise. “Regular performance checks can be a complex and resource consuming exercise for our customers. Advanced Performance Check solution allows them to focus their efforts on specific performance areas and, in the long term, help manage their network and technology evolution,” said Igor Leprince, Head of Network Planning and Optimisation, Managed Services at Nokia Siemens Networks. He added, “Nokia Siemens Networks’ global expertise and learnings from hundreds of networks around the world can be applied for faster problem detection, analysis and recommendations.”

Nokia Siemens Networks’ experience in over 100 network and service assessment and preventive check projects forms a strong foundation for this new, integrated solution which has been successfully delivered to several customers including Pannon Hungary.

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