Do you often upgrade backhaul link capacity only after experiencing network congestion or receiving customer complaints?
Do you often feel overwhelmed with alarms on your management system that are impossible to sort, manage and troubleshoot?
Do you often only realize that a link has a problem when it suffers a complete outage?
When we look at the three operational challenges that we introduced above, HAS delivers real, measurable results:
Network capacity upgrades are needed on an ongoing basis to meet growing demand and support deployment of new services. Operators need to decide in a timely manner which links need more capacity, instead of congestion issues arising that affects customer quality of service, leading to complaints and churn. Conversely, this also allows operators to avoid over-investing in network capacity that may never be needed, wasting capital.
How HAS can help: A smart list of links that require capacity upgrades, by time.
Takeaway: Smarter capacity upgrades, saving you up to 10% of total CAPEX budget
Operators need to be able to correlate faults from different parts of the network to determine if a service or customer issue is related to (or due to) their microwave backhaul. Before HAS, this was manual and extremely time consuming, and a high level of transport network expertise was required to debug and correlate faults with RAN/Core/IP domains
How HAS can help: HAS Network Navigator pinpoints faults on geographical and site-specific maps to isolate faults and navigate through network segments
Takeaway: Shorter outage times, no unnecessary truck rolls, for a 30% reduction in operating costs.
What if you could identify issues before they cause a link outage? Network operations personnel are often faced with a deluge of complex alarms from multiple management systems. Operators again rely on customer complaints to identify outages, or compensate with time-consuming routine manual monitoring of links to identify problems. HAS employs proactive trend analysis to anticipate and prevent outages, resulting in less downtime.
How HAS can help: A ‘Focus List’ of links not meeting a predetermined availability target due to inadequate path design, antenna misalignment, or some other underlying issue.
Takeaway: Proactive identification of problem links, less routine monitoring, resulting in 2x reduction in downtime.
Contact us today if you need HAS for your network