Intracom Telecom announced that it has successfully completed the live field trial of StreetNode, its SON (Self Organizing Network) based Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) platform, implemented by MTN's South African operation.
MTN is a digital and telecommunication service provider operating in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Intracom Telecom is a supplier of PtMP solutions to MTN Group.
The trial took place in Johannesburg with the aim to evaluate the platform's unique capabilities to provide the most advanced high-quality and high-availability services to MTN's enterprise customers.
The StreetNode solution was tested in both lab environment and external network, and the platform's software-defined operation allowed activation and reconfiguration in the field in Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) mode, demonstrating unparalleled flexibility.
While traditional PtMP technology only allows homing to a single base station, the trial successfully proved that StreetNode automatically reconnects to alternative base stations in the event of the primary base station failing, thus re-establishing connectivity for subscribers rapidly.
The trial also confirmed that non-technical telecom engineers could install and commission the StreetNode unit quickly and easily, even at night, assisted greatly by the unique auto-alignment feature of the platform.