Networks need to cope with 1000 x more capacity by 2020
Depending on geographical location and maturity an operator may have from 8-10,000 base station sites. In addition, as the network becomes denser, they face also an increase in the number of deployed cell which may reach up to 100,000. Managing networks in a multi-layer, multi-technology and multi-vendor environment – as well as adopting new technologies like IoT further adds in the complexity to maintain and assure the required network availability. Some use cases like connected health will required close to 100% availability of service – this needs to be assured. Consequently, with this growth comes an exponential rise in the number of alarms, parameter settings and performance counters. Despite this deluge of data, the operator will need to keep an eye on operational expenses.
Powering Reliable Networks
Delivering excellent customer experience is very important, especially in the data market where everyone is using smartphones. Now customers expect the network to be available everywhere at 100%. Nokia Care services help operators move quickly from traditional reactive (‘break-fix’), to proactive (‘automatic health checking’) and finally to predictive and cognitive approaches to network maintenance. These solutions help operators implement extensive automation, redesign current tasks and processes, and use machine learning and big data analytics.
Shanghai Mobile implements Predictive Care for network elements