Mobile operators often find themselves playing catch-up when it comes to identifying and dealing with traffic overloads at various points on the network. But traffic-shaping vendor Vasona Networks aims to give network engineers a head start by delivering deeper visibility into cell conditions and their effect on the customer experience via its newly unveiled SmartVision analysis suite.
SmartVision, which is deployed in the network operations center (NOC), delivers real-time information regarding application activities within each cell, including each session's impact on capacity and congestion. It also compiles longer-term cell performance trends to help operators craft their network architecture and related investment plans.
The product learns from all data and control traffic, "helping operators connect the dots between certain cell conditions and resulting issues," said John Reister, Vasona's vice president of marketing and product.
The above screen shots of Vasona's SmartVision product show how operators will be able to take control of their network, prioritize upgrades and address customer frustrations.
Daryl Schoolar, principal analyst, network infrastructure, at Ovum, said data collected from individual cells across a network "can paint a better picture of exactly where operators need to focus resources and attention."
Vasona's SmartVision analysis suite is also designed to facilitate centralized management of deployments of the vendor's SmartAir 1000 edge application controller, which provides cell-level traffic shaping by allocating capacity based upon factors such as cell congestion and session latency.
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