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FNT Mobile RAN Management

Facilitate Mobile Rollout and Operations in an Increasingly Digital World

Mobile is expected to play a major role in industry digitalization. The rollout of new 5G networks is central to digital transformation efforts and will continue to gain momentum. Managing mobile networks and their new technological characteristics is key to enabling new digital services and tapping into new revenue streams.

Capacity and coverage of mobile networks are two primary concerns in today’s digital economy. Networks need additional bandwidth to enable the flow of massive amounts of data. They also need to reach users and devices (i.e. the “things” of IoT) wherever they are located, with minimal latency and improved energy efficiency. While it is possible to achieve both, it will require network upgrades to accommodate new network architectures and technologies. It will also require additional sites be brought online, configured and operated.

Planning, rolling out and operating mobile networks with 2-3-4 and 5G technologies is central to network transformation. From FTTA and C-RAN architecture upgrades, to laying fiber and connecting BBU pool resources to the core network, there are countless steps that must be taken. FNT Mobile RAN Management addresses mobile Radio Access Network planning and rollout management, configuration management, site management and operations.

Easier Planning of RAN Rollouts

FNT Mobile RAN Management simplifies documenting and planning new sites, extending networks and modifying existing sites. These activities require precise knowledge of all active and passive components in the telecommunications network. FNT lets network planners know exactly what resources are available and provides detailed information so they can plan changes on accurate as-is documentation. It integrates with workflow tools for structured execution of planned changes and reconciles data with EMS systems of different RAN suppliers. It shares data with other OSS / IT applications and ERP systems to facilitate planned rollout tasks.

Full Transparency for RAN Operations

It is important to have configuration data in combination with resource information to operate 4G and 5G networks. FNT Mobile RAN Management provides a central repository of all RAN data. This as-is documentation is the key enabler for many critical activities, such as impact analysis in case of an outage and what-if analysis to plan and manage maintenance windows. It also integrates with monitoring and ticketing solutions to better analyze alarm situations and automate problem resolution and repair processes. Managing RAN configuration data with FNT provides significant improvements in daily operational processes. The as-is status can be compared at different points in time to identify network issues, and discrepancy reports allow efficient analysis of any changes in the network.

Better Operation of Mobile Networks

Combining Mobile RAN with FNT’s other Telco solutions supports holistic management of all mobile network resources, regardless of whether they are active or passive devices or physical, logical or virtual resources in RAN, fronthaul, backhaul or core network. FNT’s integrated data model makes it possible to easily navigate, access and use information about all these different resources.

Three Solution Levels

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to software. All solutions are available in three versions of progressively increasing functionality. Choose the level of support that best suits your needs. Change your selection as your needs change.

BASIC

FNT’s introductory package contains all of the functionality required to fulfill the main purpose of the solution. It also covers all of the essential asset and configuration management features to maintain control of your infrastructure and to have every crucial information detail about your infrastructure at your fingertips.

STANDARD

FNT’s Standard package provides extended functionality including enhanced reporting, dashboarding capabilities, and features required to manage all provisioning and change workorders relevant for building up, operating, and maintaining your infrastructure to ensure you get the most out of your workforce resources. Other functional enhancements improve the execution of the additional use cases that the solution supports.

ADVANCED

FNT’s most comprehensive package provides all Basic and Standard functionalities, plus advanced tools to design the offerings of your IT organization as managed infrastructure services, manage them within a professional, customer-centric service portfolio, and fully automate all related processes. It also supports the execution of the primary and extended use cases with the highest degree of performance excellence.

Use Cases

Major Benefits

Optimized Planning
  • Plan network expansions and rollouts based on accurate as-is documentation
  • Create automatic work orders for field teams to execute the planned tasks
  • Keep data current by automatically updating the documentation as a result of planning
  • Synchronize ERP purchasing activities with planning results and bill of material reports
Transparency on Mobile RAN Configuration Data
  • Centrally manage configuration data on several layers (as-is, blueprint, planned, etc.) as there are thousands of configuration parameters per site in 4G/5G networks.
  • Compare data and create discrepancy reports more efficiently between layers at different times
  • Apply rules to analyze, compare and modify configuration data
  • Automatically create and archive reports
Accelerate Troubleshooting
  • Faster identification of configuration changes
  • Up-to-date information available to plan and manage repair processes
  • On-site activity is supported with access to all relevant data required
Faster Impact Analysis
  • Data enrichment optimizes incident and problem management processes
  • Tasks are prioritized in daily operations to avoid SLA breaches
  • Dependencies and relations between active and passive devices can be queried immediately
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