Monday, 18 December 2017

MTN Afghanistan picks AIRCOM to improve network performance

AIRCOM
Thursday 15 November 12

AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation solutions provider, has been selected by MTN Afghanistan to improve the quality of its network using its AIQ intelligent optimisation managed services and consultancy. AIQ is a managed service solution that targets the improvement of network KPIs and network auditing…

AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation solutions provider, has been selected by MTN Afghanistan to improve the quality of its network using its AIQ intelligent optimisation managed services and consultancy. AIQ is a managed service solution that targets the improvement of network KPIs and network auditing. Key benefits of AIQ derive from the state of the art methodology, data collection and structure workflow.

MTN Afghanistan’s selection of AIQ follows an extensive end-to-end network audit carried out by AIRCOM. In this audit, AIRCOM comprehensively examined MTN Afghanistan’s network performance and optimisation requirements, assessing its radio access network, transmission network, circuit switching core, billing system and packet switching core. This audit was intended to identify existing network glitches, with AIQ then recommending a series of ongoing techniques to improve network quality of service, increase subscriber numbers, and improve revenues.

AIRCOM will be instrumental in identifying and resolving areas of MTN Afghanistan’s network that might be over or under-dimensioned. This will enable the operator to improve transmission and RAN quality of service and maximise spectrum efficiency. AIRCOM will be able to identify the bottlenecks affecting network performance, where routing can be improved, and where additional capacity may be needed. This will reduce dropped call rates, improve areas of low signal strength – especially indoors – and ensure that roaming revenues are captured.

“Network performance is of critical importance in ensuring we continue to meet our customer’s growing expectations,” said Hassan Jaber, CEO at MTNA. “We’re delighted to be benefiting from AIRCOM’s expertise in maintaining the highest possible standards as we look to continue to capture growing market share.”

“MTN Afghanistan is continuing in its wide-ranging project to improve and optimise every part of its network, and we’re very proud to be part of that,” said Alwyn Welch, CEO, AIRCOM. “This is our third major project in Afghanistan and we’re very pleased to be extending our working relationship with MTN Afghanistan.”

MTN Afghanistan was awarded the second GSM licence in Afghanistan, entering the market in 2006. In July 2012, the company was awarded a license to deploy 3G services.


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