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- Control Expenditures - Manage timing of costly upgrades by making better use of existing resources
- Efficient Operations - Easy and open integration onto existing networks of any generation without disruptions
- Planning - Enhance determination of network’s future through real-time and historical insights about application usage
- Churn Reduction - Enhance satisfaction by improving subscribers’ quality of experience
- Revenue Opportunities - Provide more and better value-adding applications by unlocking capacity
Be intelligent about applications in use, their associated media, and how to provide at best quality and efficiency
Unlock effective capacity to be able to provide more and better value-adding applications
Mobile Network Core
Integrate innovations seamlessly onto existing networks of any generation
Gain real-time intelligence about usage over entire network
Radio Access Network
Re-shape live traffic based on rules where and when congestion occurs
Enhance experiences for best customer satisfaction
October 2014Rx for cell congestion
Rx for cell congestion
Mobile networks continue to be particularly prone to delayed data sessions: the web page that won’t load, the flat grey Instagram “picture” -- with caption, the spinning wheel of time over a video player. Experiences like this can be especially frustrating because these challenges have substantially been solved on other types of networks through quality-of-service (QoS) approaches.
A new era of mobile network technologies that meaningfully improve user experiences is emerging. Dynamic rate control with feedback (DRCF) has demonstrated the promise of better mobile performance positively affecting customer behavior. Rate control is the practice of modifying data flows to manage demands on resources and capacity. The dynamic application of it is needed to adapt to the ever-changing demand and capacity, such that control is applied only when congestion is impacting user experience. And feedback from actual real-time performance is crucial to comprehend and best respond to that constant change.
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October 16, 2014Improving Mobile App Experiences
Trying To Improve Mobile App Experiences? The New Standard Is "Flawless"
October 16, 2014
Solutions like edge application controllers assess whether a cell faces congestion at any given moment, and understand which sessions are causing it and the experiences suffering the most as a result. Bandwidth is then reallocated based on application type and subscriber needs.
This is a leap beyond prior probe and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) approaches that observe traffic patterns and congestion and then communicate through a policy control function to take enforcement action. But congestion and latency are transient phenomena that may last seconds or less. These small incidents can destroy app experiences and cause degradation with repercussions longer than the initial periods of congestion. In these cases, the information can be revealed too late by the probe and service experience is compromised before the DPI takes action.
The results of better approaches to RAN management are speaking for themselves. For instance, a US service provider using an edge application controller to manage the impact of congestion has achieved more than 30% improved bitrate performance for video and web browsing and more than 35% reduction in service latency during congestion. These numbers signify the difference between a great app experience and a frustrating one. Between a finger tapping happily on a screen or pointing angrily at the offending party.
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September 2014Telecom Analytics: Actionable Intelligence
Telecom Analytics: Actionable Intelligence
Vasona Networks focuses on using data and analytics to diagnose and solve congestion at the cell sector level. VP product and marketing John Reister said that demand fluctuates very rapidly in modern wireless networks.
“I don’t think that’s fully perceived across the industry,” Reister said, adding that operators are often seeing 15-minute intervals of reporting for hundreds or thousands of cell sectors. A single cell site often has three or six sectors, and some have as many as 12, and hand off to one another frequently as users move between sectors at a macro site.
Longer intervals of network polling don't reflect significant spikes and valleys that occur in single sectors, in extremely brief time intervals, and can still cause bad user experiences. “We’ve seen in the field that capacity can vary by over 50% from one second to the next,” Reister said.
“When you get the valleys, the cell is underutilized; with the spikes, the cell is congested and causing bad experiences.” Vasona takes the approach of smoothing out the extremes by recognizing latency-sensitive traffic such as video and prioritizing it over email syncing and background app updates.
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Septenber 16, 2014RAN congestion drives network tools closer to the edge
RAN congestion drives network tools closer to the edge
Septenber 16, 2014
VVasona Networks’ solution sits between the RAN and the core and monitors the traffic coming from the internet before it hits the access network. It can analyze it by packet type and by application, and its particular emphasis is on dealing efficiently with the spikes in traffic which occur on the RAN constantly. Most of these last just a few seconds, and Vasona argues that few traffic shaping approaches take that into account. By anticipating the spikes before they happen, Vasona’s tools aim to keep certain packets – such as updates – back in order to lower the spike and keep performance consistent for real time applications like video streaming.
By contrast, another popular approach, video compression, might be overkill, reducing the quality of a transmission for the length of the video clip, rather than just the few seconds necessary, and so affecting QoE. And, Vasona argues, core-based tools like deep packet inspection (DPI), while powerful for functions like security, take too long to respond to the very brief peaks in traffic, taking minutes not seconds to act, and increasing latency.
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September 2, 2014Smartphone owners demand reliable broadband
Smartphone owners demand reliable mobile broadband service
September 2, 2014
For a growing number of consumers the smartphone has become the only communication device they use in their home, and as BYOD initiatives continue to increase in adoption by businesses, it is also being used at the office and as an integral part of the remote mobile workforce. This demand now requires mobile broadband service providers to have reliable connection 24/7, and unreliable service will quickly spread through social media as consumers transfer to the best rated operator. A new survey by Vasona Networks proves this very point as it reveals 72 percent of smartphone owners expect good performance all the time.
Globally, the adoption rate for mobile broadband services is experiencing steady growth. The June 2013 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development nations revealed mobile broadband penetration has grown to 68.4 percent in the 34-country group. While many of the countries in this group are making great strides towards 100 percent adoption, six countries – Australia, Denmark, Finland, Korea, Japan and Sweden – have already achieved the 100 percent mobile broadband penetration level. With so much demand, operators are doing all they can to ensure they are the go to company when it comes to reliable service, and as 4G becomes available more widely, service interruptions will be less frequent.
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September 2, 2014Customers want good service
Customers want good service
September 2, 2014
Over the last few years, wireless service on the whole has been improving in the United States. In some cases, wireless providers had nowhere to go but up as they were consistently finishing dead last in customer satisfaction rankings dating back to 2009.
In a recent survey conducted by traffic management vendor Vasona Networks, 72 percent of consumers said that they expect their mobile networks to provide “good mobile data performance.”
“As mobile operators expand 4G service, consumers are setting a high bar for broadband performance.” - John Reister, Vasona VP Marketing & Product Management
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August 31, 201472% of mobile users expect good performance constantly
72% of mobile network users expect their carrier to provide good performance constantly
August 31, 2014
According to a survey conducted by traffic management vendor Vasona Networks, 72% of mobile data users expect their carrier to be on top of their game all of the time, providing good data performance 24/7. Consumers are also quicker to blame their carrier when things go awry. Last year, 64% of mobile device users said that they expected their mobile carrier to be problem-free all of the time.
The survey shows that 55% of smartphone and tablet users blame their mobile network providers if an application does not run correctly. That is a pretty sharp rise from the 40% last year, who were quick to blame their mobile operator for problems with applications. 42% of those surveyed said that they would indeed recommend the carrier they use, to a friend seeking "great broadband performance." Just 9% said that they wouldn't recommend the company they currently get mobile service from. Lastly, 32% said that when choosing a mobile carrier, the quality of mobile internet performance is important. Last year, that figure was 29%.
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August 30, 201455% of subscribers say mobile operators
55% of subscribers say mobile operators are most responsible for apps not working properly
August 30, 2014
Vasona Networks, the provider of the SmartAir and SmartVision analysis suite that help operators understand network activities and performance, released findings from its annual survey of smartphone owners showing that there is an increasing expectation on service providers for better experience on their mobile services. Vasona said that the percentage of respondents who hold their mobile operators most responsible when apps don't function properly increased from 40% last year to 55% this year.
The same sentiment is echoed across other experience indicators measured in the survey which was participated by more than 1000 mobile users in the United States. For example, the percentage of respondents who have an expectation of mobile data performing well ALL the time rose from 64% to 73%, said Vasona. In choosing a service provider, the percentage of respondents who base the decision on mobile Internet performance also increased from 29% in 2013 to 32% this year. In summary, mobile data performance has become a major benchmark for mobile users, influencing their subscription decisions and their ratings of their service provider.
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August 28, 2014Surge in smartphone users demanding flawless mobile br...
August 28, 2014
Surge in smartphone users demanding flawless mobile broadband service
Vasona Networks survey reveals 72 percent expect good performance all of the time
Consumers have increasingly stringent expectations when it comes to mobile broadband. They are quick to blame their service providers when apps don’t work properly and the vast majority expect flawless performance with no hiccups. These insights come from Vasona Networks, Inc.’s® annual survey of smartphone owners, which reveals notable increases in mobile performance expectations over 2013:
• The importance of mobile Internet performance when choosing a service provider rose from 29% in 2013 to 32% this year;
• Expectations of “good mobile data performance all of the time” rose from 64% to 72%; and
• Respondents who hold their mobile operator most responsible when apps don’t function properly rose from 40% to 55%.
Despite the high expectations, consumers expressed confidence in their selections of mobile network operators. 42% indicated that they would recommend their service provider to a friend seeking great broadband performance versus 9% who would specifically suggest not using their existing provider. The remaining 49% were ambivalent.
“As mobile operators expand 4G service, consumers are setting a high bar for broadband performance,” said John Reister, vice president of marketing and product management for Vasona Networks. “Significant efforts and investments are being made, but heavy network congestion still persists, making subscriber satisfaction a constantly moving target. This year’s survey from Vasona Networks indicates that the race to deliver the best mobile broadband experience is far from over as demand for better service keeps growing.”
Vasona Networks, which provides traffic management and visibility platforms for mobile networks, conducted the survey online August 7 -11. The questions were fielded by 1,111 U.S. online consumers who indicated that they use a smartphone with a mobile data plan. The company will participate in sessions on the 4G technology roadmap and on video and multimedia experiences at the 4G World conference during Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas, September 9 - 11.
Following are the detailed survey results for 2013 versus 2014:
August 28, 2014Subs say mobile operators most responsible when apps don't work
Vasona Networks: Users have high expectations for mobile data performance
August 28, 2014
A new survey from Vasona Networks shows that mobile users’ expectations for good mobile data performance are rising, and that operators are most likely to be blamed if they have issues — even with applications, where the carrier’s control is limited.
The annual survey showed that mobile data performance is slowly becoming more important in why users choose a particular service provider: 32% said that was an important factor in choosing a wireless carriers, up from 29% last year. However, price was still the most important factor for 56% of respondents. Meanwhile, expectations for “good mobile data performance all of the time” rose nearly 10% from 2013, to 72%.
When asked if they would recommend their service provider based on their mobile data experience, fewer than half— 42% — said they would. Most respondents took a neutral stance on that aspect (49%) and an additional 9% said they wouldn’t recommend their carrier based on data performance.
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- Senior Field Engineer(Latin America)
- Senior Program Manager(Americas, U.S.)
- Escalation Engineer(Israel)
- Web Developer(Israel)
- Quality Assurance Engineer(Israel)
Responsible for delivery, installation and commissioning of Vasona platforms in Tier1 mobile operator network sites. This includes software installation and configuration on Linux CentOS environment, network integration (IP, mobile IuPS/S1, VPN, etc.), document creation, test plan creation and execution, debugging, trouble shooting, project management, and customer liaison to coordinate local and remote resources and earn customer confidence. Deliver on-site and remote training classes to operations teams. Requires regular travel within Latin American region to customer network sites and occasional travel to Silicon Valley, USA headquarters.
- Infrastructure deployment experience with mobile operators in LATAM
- Knowledge of RAN and Core in 3G networks. Understanding of EPC and LTE desirable
- Hands-on experience with fiber-optics cabling, termination and testing
- High proficiency with Wireshark and TCP Dump
- Practical knowledge of L2 switch configuration and basic routing functions
- Excellent Linux administration and scripting
- Good communicator with technical audiences
- Entrepreneurial ambition to do what it takes to ensure success in highly dynamic environment
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish is mandatory. Portuguese is desirable.
Handle all aspects of program management with large mobile operator customers located in North and South America. Support trials, including trial scope definition, logistics, resource planning, tracking and minutes, order tracking. Support First Office Application/First Field Application deployments, including OSS/BSS integration, security testing, scope definition, logistics, SOW, weekly reports, escalation, and interface with customer project lead. Handle scaled, multi-month, nation-wide deployments across all properties (multiple countries) of very large tier 1 mobile network operators. Substantial interaction with Vasona engineering escalation team, product management, and customer support to ensure deliverables from each of these organizations are understood and completed on-time.
- 5+ years of Program Management experience dealing with larger wireless carriers including regular and frequent interaction with customer’s directors and VPs
- Very proficient in MS Project and MS Excel
- Comfortable on WebEx
- Technology background in 3G/4G radio access networks and datacenters (Linux, routers, switching etc.) is preferred. Equivalent background in wireline broadband/Digital TV is acceptable.
- Excellent people and communication skills to interact with customers, Vasona engineering, colleagues and Vasona partners
- Spanish speaker
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science (Computer Science, EE, or Telecoms preferred)
- Willing to travel to customers up to 30% of the time, including travel to Americas, Europe, and Asia;
Directly define, organize and collect the critical success factors parameters and the supporting field data that will ensure the fulfillment of
trials and acceptance of production deployments. Analyze trial results and
present to field teams and to customers.
- 5+ years of experience in testing IP networking solutions
- High level and scripting languages
- Experience in Linux administration
- Motivated, dedicated and creative Problem solver An Agile-friendly team player
- Experience with layer 3-7 solutions
- Mobile networking solutions
- Experience with customers
Support upcoming deployments of Vasona's products with major wireless telco operators worldwide. Work closely with sales, engineering, and product management to define and execute the fastest path to a successful trial and later on deployment. Organize and document MOPs, Statements of Work and Architecture Requirements. Conduct periodic post-sales meetings with customers to communicate progress and risks and identify customer priorities. Provide immediate and constructive feedback to engineering and product management. Review product system test results to ensure that releases meet customer needs. Act as a resource for field engineers.
Position located in Israel.
Design and implement modern Web GUI for Vasona’s SmartAIR™ and SmartVISION™ products. Work with product team to design functional requirements, UX requirements and GUI design. Implement the GUI using modern Web GUI frameworks. Work with other developers to integrate the GUI into the product. Collaborate with automation team to support GUI automation. Assist in field deployments and online debugging of live systems. Support and maintain existing products.
- Experience with REST, JSON and AJAX programming
- Experience with REST, JSON and AJAX programming
- Experience with jQuery and AngularJS - an advantage
- Fast learner, self-driven, willing to take ownership of product GUI development
Position located in Israel.
Participate in the development of an automated verification environment to deliver a carrier-class solution that will shape up the future of mobile networks. Work collaboratively with a vibrant, agile team.
- 2+ years of experience in developing automation solutions
- Proven experience with Java, object‐oriented high‐level languages
- An Agile‐friendly team player
- Knowledge of Linux/Unix required
- Expertise in scripting languages such as Python and TCL/TK is a plus
- Experience with networking is a plus
- Dedicated, highly motivated, initiative and creative