MTN South Africa Runs Live Trial of Intracom's SON-based Point-to-Multipoint Solution

MTN South Africa Runs Live Trial of Intracom's SON-based Point-to-Multipoint Solution Image Credit: Intracom

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.

Navindran Naidoo, Chief Technology Officer at MTN Group
StreetNode demonstrated the same features as its traditional WIBAS PtMP platform, but StreetNode's auto-alignment feature and capability to automatically reconnect to an alternative base station when needed, is certainly an advanced feature.

John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom
This was a great opportunity to supply our StreetNode to MTN and demonstrate our capabilities to continuously innovate and provide solutions to customers that are in need of differentiated services.

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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