O2 & US network management firm Vasona Networks have teamed up to pilot a new mobile data congestion management tool in central London. The pilot is aimed at improving mobile traffic management and capacity in London.
O2 will deploy Vasona’s SmartAIR 1000 edge application controller and SmartVISION analysis suite across 700 3G cell sites in the capital.
SmartAIR 1000 helps detect congestion on cells and helps reduce latency on data connections, while SmartVISION is an analysis tool that provides real-time and historic trends on the mobile network.
Tommy Björkberg O2 head of network strategy and programs says “Working with Vasona Networks on mobile traffic management and visibility is part of O2’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 of Vasona Networks added “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 O2 is demonstration of how Vasona Networks collaborates with mobile network operators worldwide on assuring the best consumer experiences.”
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