Openwave Mobility launched the RAN Congestion Manager (RCM) to help or mobile operators to cut the number of congested cells and deliver outstanding video Quality of Experience (QoE) for subscribers.
The Company claims that the new solution can cut the number of congested cells by 20%. The significant reduction in congestion is achieved thanks to machine learning technology, which dynamically detects and even predicts localized congestion at each network attachment point. RCM provides operators with an unparalleled view of congestion across the RAN, allowing network providers to take selective policy actions and boost subscriber QoE. Importantly, RCM requires no RAN integration.
According to Openwave Mobility, operators are struggling to manage RAN congestion and assure subscriber QoE. Mobile video traffic has grown at a phenomenal rate, and peaks are frequently unpredictable. High definition (HD), which requires up to 4x more bandwidth than standard video, and encrypted over-the-top (OTT) traffic compounds the problem even further.
RCM is easy to deploy without probes or RAN or packet core integration, says Openwave Mobility. The fully automated system monitors IP packets on the data plane and gives a complete view of congestion in the network via the RCM Dashboard. Thus, it precisely predicts congested locations, enabling video optimization technology to balance radio resources across users and deliver fair and consistent video quality to all users.