Network optimisation

Quality Testing

INOS Network Quality Testing

A complete suite of automated network intelligence and testing tools

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Operators use INOS for network quality testing because:

  • It is cloud-based so it combines quick, agile data access with the convenient storing of network history in one place.
  • Analysis is automatically sent directly to the cloud which eliminates the need for a technical engineer. This reduces operational costs and exposure to health and safety risk.
  • Fewer setup tools are required so deployment is simpler and faster.
  • The modular reporting (standard or advanced) capability enables the creation of tailored reports so they feel empowered to access the insights they want, when they want them.
  • Our reporting tool can be updated as new technology is launched so they know they can obtain the latest insights and intelligence from their networks as technology evolves.
  • Test drive latency is low so problems can be solved in real time and cost savings delivered because reporting takes less time.
  • Errors are explained and AI-driven solutions provided. This makes it possible to establish what went wrong and what needs to be done to fix it.

Automatic analysis: Drive down costs by removing the need for a network engineer

Main features

  • Supports all technologies GSM, UMTS and LTE
  • Supports all layers analysis L1, L2, L3 and TCP/IP layer
  • Automatic detection of field problems
  • Sophisticated ML-based recommendations based on large amounts of historical data
  • Smart integration with OSS systems

Use cases

  • Coverage analysis helps operators identify bad coverage spots, lack of dominance and over-shooters
  • Quality & interference analysis makes it possible to detect of bad quality spots and interfered spots
  • Throughput analysis provides the reason behind field throughput problem

Automatic reporting: Perform routine tasks with ease and generate reports automatically

Automatic reporting

Main features

  • Load log files in real-time
  • User can create their own template creation
  • Automate radio analysis for all technologies (coverage , throughput, etc.)
  • Detect problematic sites (cross sector)
  • Voice quality KPIs (see later)
  • Streaming performance test  e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion
  • Generate single site acceptance report instantly
  • Test social media site performance (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • One-click Report Generation
  • Fully customisable report generation and benchmarking interface
  • Automate benchmark reporting (see later)

Use cases

  • Optimisation helps the optimisation team detect problems quickly
  • Simulate user experience by creating specified test procedure for problem prediction
  • Real time problem detection for site acceptance means there is no need to send field engineer for another visit and wait for post-processing work to be completed

Benchmarking

  • Using autonomous drive rest, auto reporting and auto analysis modules reduces time & OPEX
  • Reduce benchmarking report delivery (which includes recommendations) from four days to the same day

 

 

  • Drives cost efficiencies, accelerates analysis, improves the end-user experience and enhances benchmarking position due to quick resolution of problems

 

Competition Benchmarking

  • DT collect log files
  • DT upload log files
  • PP download log files
  • Manual PP
  • Manual analysis
  • Report generation
  • Optimisation revision
  • Tuning actions recommendation 

 

INOS Benchmarking

  • Auto DT collect log files
  • Auto upload log files
  • On-screen PP
  • On-time report generation
  • On-time analysis
  • On-time recommended actions

Single site verification benchmarking

  • Autonomous drive rest, automatic reporting and auto analysis modules reduce SSV time from two days to same day of activation with high accuracy and recommend tuning actions

 

 

  • Drives cost efficiencies, provides optimal site acceptance time, increases the number of accepted sites, increases post-processing quality, provides configurable post-processing reports and delivers a better end-user experience

 

Competition Benchmarking

  • DT collect log files
  • DT upload log files
  • PP download log files
  • Manual PP
  • Manual analysis
  • Report generation
  • Optimisation revision
  • Tuning actions recommendation

 

INOS Benchmarking

  • Auto DT collect log files
  • Auto upload log files
  • On-screen PP
  • On-time report generation
  • On-time analysis
  • On-time recommended actions

Voice quality testing

  • Measure network RTT, jitter and packet loss for VoIP calls
  • Find MOS score for all calls using reference audio or real call audio and support any language
  • Waveform analysis to understand the causal relationship between audio problems with network conditions
  • Analyze both cellular and VoIP calls
  • No need for analogue PSTN or ISDN boards to generate voice
  • No need for synch signal affecting quality when excluding it from recorded file

Live Monitoring

INOS Live Monitoring

Sophisticated network monitoring from your smartphone

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Operators use INOS for live network monitoring because:

  • It delivers real-time data that facilitates more immediate and insightful decision-making.
  • Highly accurate test data provides a true benchmark for the customer experience delivered on their mobile network.
  • Using a software development kit (SDK) transforms a smartphone into a sophisticated mobile network drive testing tool.
  • Its agile and robust architecture provides a scalable network testing solution.
  • Its rich graphical interface analysis and reporting capability provides flexible ways of analysing and presenting test data.
  • Data can be aggregated at the cell, site, area, user or mobile level so they can drill down to the required level of detail when monitoring network performance.
  • The intuitive interface allows them to view and analyse test data from multiple devices.
  • It permits the real-time identification of zones with no coverage, dropped calls, low speeds or latency so customer complaints can be resolved quickly and efficiently.
  • The system enables them to improve the customer experience by troubleshooting end-to-end performance issues.
  • The functionality helps them understand churn behaviour and obtain performance data before / after move.
  • The user insights delivered enable them to identify end user application usage patterns, Wi-Fi and mobile data penetration and usage patterns, in addition to device penetration.

IoT Testing

IoT Testing

Comprehensive IoT testing delivered through an intuitive testing tool

IoT Testing
IoT Testing

The IoT testing module within our INOS network testing platform:

  • Can test the IoT system for end-to-end errors on one platform so you can be confident you are delivering an optimal customer experience.
  • Tests RF connectivity (LTE – Cat M1 and NB1) and connection protocols (TCP/UDP/FTP/HTTP/HTTPS/FTPS/TLS/MQTT/CoAP) which means you can test all protocols with one tool.
  • Has an integrated and dedicated ARM processor which consumes less power and enhances processing speed.
  • Supports LTE bands (bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28) which allows operators to test several bands using one tool. 
  • Incorporates built-in GPS which provides accurate geo-located measurements that facilitate precise network testing.
  • Enables end-to-end IoT testing using one platform so operators can evaluate their IoT coverage in real time.
  • Delivers an enhanced user experience because field engineers can perform any type of RF test (Band Lock, PCI, type of connectivity, etc.) via an intuitive Android smartphone interface.
  • Can query all advanced RF parameters that enables comprehensive network testing.

Additional modules

Additional modules

Audit, browse and map the configuration of different sites in one place.

Main features

  • View all network node configurations
  • Capability to compare node configurations
  • Audit all network configurations based on customised templates
  • Daily dashboard to detect network configurations changes
  • Support multi-vendor parameters mapping for swap reasons

 

Use cases

  • Auto update capability provides periodic update for configuration database to paint a real picture of network node configurations
  • Create customised periodic reports for network parameters mismatch
  • Accessibility and audits:
    – Quick and full access to network node configurations
    – Multi vendor parameters browser
    – Compare nodes of same vendor parameters
    – Compare parameters of multi vendors

Easy access to configuration & radio network planning.

Main features

  • ACP planning
  • GSM
    – AFP planning
    – BSIC planning
    – Neighbour planning
  • UMTS
    – Scrambling code planning
    – Neighbour planning
  • LTE
    – PCI planning
    – RACH planning
    – Neighbour planning

 

Use cases

  • Power options
    – Plan certain area/cells and whole network
    – Check and fix network clashes
    – Reuse network planning reports
  • Competing points
    – Planning based on weighting factor of distance, neighbours and azimuth
    – Automatic reporting for network clashes
    – Fix clashed cells without changing other cells’ configurations.

Multivendor end-to-end signaling and data flow management.

Trace-analyzer

Main features

  • Trace end-to-end signaling and data flow
  • Full access to all network performance measurements
  • Identify impact of changing parameters on the network performance
  • Multiple vendors supported (Ericsson, Huawei etc.)
  • Network problems diagnosis (CSFB, call drops etc.)

 

Use cases

  • Auto update
    – Periodic update for INOS tool by recorded files
  • End-to-end image
    – Field problems can be detected
    – Parameter change reflection on field
    – Deep investigation between core to UE signaling problems

Centralised, multi-vendor KPI reporting and automatic degradation tool.

Network-KPI-Management

Main features

  • Query KPIS at cluster / network level for daily, weekly and monthly timeframes
  • Automatic daily report shows cells that have degraded the most
  • Utilise customised KPIs templates
  • Supports multiple vendors.

 

Use cases

  • Real time Browsing
    – Periodic update for counters database
  • Performance Monitoring
    – Worst degraded cells detection
    – Detect KPIs change incase of degradation or enhancement based on configured thresholds
  • Compact
    – View network KPIs easily
    – Multi-vendor KPIs browser
    – Create multiple technologies formulas not just one technology