SingTel deploys self-organizing network solution with Ericsson

SingTel deploys self-organizing network solution with Ericsson

  *SingTel has chosen Ericsson's SON Optimization Manager to extend benefits
    of network automation to their WCDMA networks
  *The solution adapts intelligently to network traffic conditions,
    delivering optimum coverage, capacity and quality at all times
  *SingTel's SON deployment with Ericsson supports their market leadership
    position in APAC

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With new technologies
like heterogeneous networks, and new traffic patterns driven by changing
subscriber demands and the greater availability of innovative services it is
becoming increasingly complex for operators to run well optimized services.
Self-organizing networks (SON) addresses these challenges by introducing
inherent automation in the network in the areas of configuration, healing and
optimization.

Maintaining market leadership means ensuring customer expectations are met
while at the same time controlling operational expenditures. SingTel and
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced the successful deployment of
Ericsson's SON Optimization Manager for SingTel's WCDMA networks.

Mr Tay Yeow Lian, SingTel's Vice President of Mobile Core Engineering, said:
"With SON and other network enhancements, our customers will enjoy up to 20
per cent faster internet access in crowded places that are prone to network
congestion. The chances of encountering a dropped call at these packed
locations will also be reduced by as much as 40 per cent. SingTel has invested
heavily in its networks to deliver the fastest mobile services in Singapore.
We are the only 4G service provider to offer speeds of up to 150Mbps and
nationwide dual-band coverage. By investing in new technologies, we seek to
provide our customers with an even better experience with their communications
and multimedia applications." 

Nicholas Seow, President and Country Manager of Ericsson Singapore, said:
"Self-organizing networks are a critical enabler for the widespread deployment
of mobile broadband technologies. Network complexity has reached the stage at
which self-configuring, self-optimizing and self-healing functions are now
indispensable for running a modern mobile network. Multiple standards and an
expanding ecosystem of equipment providers need the automation of as much
network planning, design, build and optimization as possible."

Ericsson's comprehensive SON solution includes self-optimization features such
as coverage capacity optimization and load balance (CCLB), and automatic
neighbor relation (ANR) handling. Self-healing functions are being developed
to automatically compensate for cell outages by adjusting the neighboring
cells to find the optimal configuration. These features help to maintain a
high performing network that can deliver a more consistent experience for
SingTel customers with faster download speeds and reduced drop calls.

Using these state-of-the-art optimization algorithms delivers a more
consistent customer experience by intelligently adapting the network
configuration to traffic conditions to achieve optimum coverage, capacity and
quality at all times.

With this system, SingTel and Ericsson optimize multiple network elements and
domains, allowing the integration of multiple technologies 2G, 3G and 4G into
a single optimization model.

NOTES TO EDITORS
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