Telefonica UK Leverages Vasona Networks Congestion Management Solution to Improve 3G Service in London

Telefonica UK Leverages Vasona Networks Congestion Management Solution to Improve 3G Service in London

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.

Tommy Björkberg, Head of Network Strategy & Programs, Telefónica UK 
Working with Vasona Networks on mobile traffic management and visibility is part of Telefónica's commitment to great customer experiences. We field tested in one of the world's most densely-populated markets to confirm the Vasona platforms' abilities to benefit mobile data performance for our customers. This pilot deployment represents the next phase of our work together.

Biren Sood, CEO, Vasona Networks
Telefónica UK is implementing a mobile traffic management solution that also provides cell-level insight to enhance network planning and to speed resolution of issues. Our work with Telefónica is demonstration of how Vasona Networks collaborates with mobile network operators worldwide on assuring the best consumer experiences.

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