Optimize availability and performance of your 4G network with IBM Tivoli Netcool
Expand revenue opportunities by offering innovative services such as mobile music through increased bandwidth and network performance via LTE technology. Leverage the IBM® Tivoli® Netcool® suite of products to help avoid connectivity issues, manage network performance end to end and better maintain SLAs. Gain understanding and control of service health with solutions designed specifically for communications service providers.
Communication service providers (CSPs) are experiencing an unprecedented demand for increased network capacity and performance. After a century of dominance by voice services, the market is shifting to a broader set of services—many of which rely on high-speed, data-intensive applications transmitted over the Internet. The drive toward services such as mobile broadband, online gaming and mobile television is predicted to grow exponentially in the coming years, and this trend is pushing service providers to provide ever-increasing bandwidth to accommodate the rapid speed, accessibility and service availability that subscribers expect today.
The challenge in delivering this new and expanded set of application-based services is that they are especially sensitive to network availability and quality. Their need for increased speed and availability requires a larger pipeline through which information can travel, and is the reason why many CSPs are laying the groundwork now for the move to the next generation of telecommunications technology—known as long-term evolution (LTE).
CSPs are planning and deploying LTE for good reason. The technology carries an array of benefits. In comparison to 2G/3G technology, LTE delivers both higher bandwidth and faster access to more of today’s data-heavy applications—and, consequently, a better experience for the end user. The opportunity to optimize the customer experience opens new revenue streams to CSPs.
LTE is a scalable technology based on an all IP network capable of delivering information via a variety of applications, including mobile broadband, voice over IP (VoIP), mobile television and social networking over numerous devices, including handsets, smart phones, netbooks and laptops. It offers both a higher capacity and peak rate (and lower latency), enabling it to handle real-time traffic and seamless service continuity more efficiently. In essence, it can help streamline and simplify your network while increasing scalability and the flexibility to deploy new services. Indeed, LTE is the preferred 4G technology for CSPs.
The Tivoli Netcool suite of service assurance products is the leading software for the monitoring and management of critical services, application and network-based systems, enabling you to leverage: