ST. LOUIS - February 20, 2012 - Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, today announced the launch of Amdocs Single Click Network Rollout solution, an automated planning and design solution that enables service providers to reduce the design time for new base stations and optimize configuration for LTE, 4G and 3G networks. The new operational support systems (OSS) planning solution allows network planning teams to easily scale their operations with lower capital expenditures by addressing the challenge of new LTE network rollouts and expanded Ethernet backhaul capabilities.
A typical Tier 1 service provider has in excess of 10,000 new base stations to design, build, test and commission when rolling out an LTE network. Globally, according to wireless industry trade association, 4G Americas#, some 400 service providers are preparing for LTE network rollouts in the next three to five years. Rapid rollouts are critical for operators to ensure a better customer experience and faster network monetization.
To address the time to market challenge, the Amdocs Single Click Network Rollout solution can:
- Cut base-station design times by up to 90 percent* by using pre-configured, automated design processes. Integration with existing Amdocs OSS modules (Amdocs Resource Manager and Amdocs Planning Engine) can further improve design times.
- Reduce capital expenditure by up to 10 percent* by providing an optimized design that maximizes data capacity
- Reduce redesigns by up to 50 percent* by automatically validating the installed base station against plan
- Support 3G, 3.5G and 4G/LTE network technologies with a vendor agnostic approach that works well with almost all cell-site and transmission equipment
The Amdocs Single Click Network Rollout solution is already live at two Tier 1 service providers. A European service provider has used the solution to design more than 3,000 LTE cell sites, reporting estimated planning efficiency gains of 80 percent.
"The expected rapid increase in the number of cell sites for both 3G and LTE in 'small cell' architectures of the future will place a strain on network planning departments as they try to keep pace," said Mark Mortensen, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason. "Service providers equipped with advance planning and optimization tools will be able to scale more quickly while keeping investment costs under control, gaining a significant competitive advantage."
"With consumers increasingly demanding more data services, service provider investment in network data capacity and performance is essential to ensure a good customer experience," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president Amdocs product and solutions marketing. "By optimizing the planning and design processes, Amdocs Single Click Network Rollout solution allows service providers to quickly expand their networks in a more cost-effective manner."
# Data supplied by Informa Telecoms, published by 4GAmericas
* According to Amdocs' internal testing, simulation or test-case deployments. Benefits will vary depending on customer implementation.
For 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs and its over 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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