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Tektronix launches software-based GeoSoft RAN virtual probe

Tektronix Communications
Wednesday 22 May 13

Tektronix Communications, the world’s first Telecommunications Intelligence Provider (TIP), announced from CTIA Wireless 2013 the launch of a range of new solutions, including its innovative GeoSoft RAN virtual probe designed to help mobile service providers gain 24x7 end-to-end network visibility, with deep insight into the RAN at a fraction of previous costs. Recent research among Tektronix Communications&rsquo…

Tektronix Communications, the world’s first Telecommunications Intelligence Provider (TIP), announced from CTIA Wireless 2013 the launch of a range of new solutions, including its innovative GeoSoft RAN virtual probe designed to help mobile service providers gain 24x7 end-to-end network visibility, with deep insight into the RAN at a fraction of previous costs.

Recent research among Tektronix Communications’ customers suggests that approximately 70 percent of subscriber reported network issues originated in the RAN. However, traditionally, mining data from deep within the RAN has been both a complex and costly exercise. Tektronix Communications’ new virtual software-based GeoSoft RAN solutions provide a more flexible, lower cost alternative, supporting the needs of RAN network operations and engineering teams responsible for troubleshooting and responding to these network issues.

“Radio access network operations and engineering teams spend numerous hours manually troubleshooting with tools like drive testing and toggling among as many as 15 tools used that could be consolidated into just one or two,” said Robert Froehlich, Director of Radio Access Solutions, Tektronix Communications. “The cost savings from our RAN software solutions and the GeoSoft RAN virtual probe gives these teams an opportunity for phenomenal productivity improvements with quick payback. This is an extreme improvement especially as operators look to build out from 2G and 3G to LTE networks.”

As recently addressed in Tektronix Communications’ 4D TIP Report, detailing the emergence of the Telecommunications Intelligence Provider, to remain competitive, today’s mobile network operators need to focus on four dimensions – Subscriber behavior, the Services they consume, the Technologies they use, and Network performance required to support their needs.

Today’s announced solutions are designed to address each of these dimensions, offering high value data to a variety of users from RAN network operations, engineering and core network operations through to customer care and marketing. Together, they give mobile operators a complete end-to-end view with actionable intelligence gathered from the network’s core to the edge, from database to device.

“Having evolved from an assurance and monitoring business, into a full service intelligence provider, we’ve come to understand that our big data and analytics solutions are actually at the core of many of the most critical workflows within a service provider’s business, from network operations to the RAN to care to marketing,” said Lyn Cantor, President of Tektronix Communications.

“Our unique value is our ability to combine actionable intelligence with our traditional assurance solutions to act as the operational connector between internal organizations. This enables service providers to deliver on the promise of optimal network performance, quality of service & excellent customer experience, at the same time as forging deeper customer relationships, identifying new commercial opportunities and driving business efficiencies. No other company in our realm delivers as complete and clear a four dimensional picture as we provide.”


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