Hrvatski Telekom's Data Speeds Up 40% over Congested Cell Sites with Software Enabled Network Densification

Hrvatski Telekom's Data Speeds Up 40% over Congested Cell Sites with Software Enabled Network Densification Image Credit: Opanga Networks

Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom,has completed a nationwide deployment of Software Enabled Network Densification which allows cell towers to carry up to 40% more traffic without degraded QoE.

Developed by a US-based company Opanga Networks, the Network Densification solution was delivered by Austria-based systems integration firm Kapsch CarrierCom.

Software Enabled Network Densification provides proactive traffic optimization that reduces eNodeB resource congestion that occurs when cells become swamped by large video flows.

The solution which is deployed solely as software in the core of the network, is a vital add-on tool optimizing existing resources and it reduces the cost per Gigabyte delivered.

Opanga Networks has pioneered the development of software techniques that drive enormous cell site capacity improvements delivered with software speed and scale. 

In many markets traffic is doubling every year and consumer revenue is under pressure from competitive data plan offerings. Therefore, capital efficiency in the Radio Access Network will be a critical strategic differentiator.

Boris Drilo, CTIO, Hrvatski Telekom
We have deployed the solution nationwide and right away increased connection speeds up to 40% over 3G and 4G congested cell sites. As video traffic grows in markets around the world, operators need to embrace innovative, cost-effective solutions to keep pace. 

Dave Gibbons, CEO of Opanga Networks 
Operators will continue to invest in infrastructure and small cell builds, but as capital and operating costs increase and time lines for cell site deployment get longer and longer, making hardware investments 40% more efficient is a critical strategic move.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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