Telefónica UK has started a pilot deployment of Vasona Networks' traffic monitoring and management solutions to improve its 3G mobile service in downtown London. The pilot that covers O2’s 3G service and spans 700 cell sites uses Vasona SmartAIR™ 1000 edge application controller and SmartVISION™ analysis suite.
Vasona Networks, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity, resource management and intelligence, said that this follows earlier trials during which the service provider has achieved real-time visibility of network traffic, and active session management across individual cells when congestion occurs. The Vasona SmartAIR1000 leverages dynamic rate control with feedback (DRCF) technology, detecting congestion at the cell level and taking action to minimize latency and avoid packet loss. Such improvement of RAN (radio access network) performance can improve the quality of user experience, said Vasona Networks. The solution is complemented by Vasona SmartVISION which delivers analytics covering both real-time and historical traffic trends across individual cells.