- 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 distruptions
- 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
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Enhance experiences for best customer satisfaction
best mobile application experiences.
March 2014Next level RAN: a thousand tiny things
Next level RAN: a thousand tiny things
There is intelligence required to extract the maximum from the RAN. Vasona Networks, for instance, is developing solutions to let operators see on a cell by cell basis what is happening on the RAN - not by sitting on the Gi interface from the core but on the interfaces between the eNodeB and the aggregation router, using smart packet inspection technologies to view data from hundreds of cells.
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March 2014Taming the video beast
Taming the video beast
Mobile operators are working with a new class of product, the edge application controller, which is helping them get smarter about what is happening in each of their cells in real time. The key is to assess congestion and contention moment-by-moment, take action only when required, and also to manage all of the sessions in those cells -- not just video. The edge location, between the core and RAN, is an aggregated point to handle thousands of cells in a scalable fashion, while providing crucial cell-by-cell perspective on where congestion occurs and how it’s comprised.
Using edge application controllers, operators gain new visibility into how web browsing, streaming media, file downloads and other types of sessions are contending in cells in the network. They’re learning how much bandwidth these sessions are asking for and what happens to the subscriber experience when it is allowed or reduced or delayed. During congestion, bandwidth is reallocated in a way that ensures all users in a cell have the best possible experiences.
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February 2014Making mobile networks as diverse as the experiences they deliver
Making mobile networks as diverse as the experiences they deliver
Performance on today’s mobile networks with their heterogeneous usage calls on a parallel mix of heterogeneous disciplines. Voice technologies and practices should be complemented with application of data and video technologies and practices. There should be strong comprehension of all sorts of networked applications in addition to phone calls. There are lessons to be learned from multiple types of networks including those that have driven the onset of IP applications and those that propagate high-quality video programming.
There are decades of well-honed practice in a field like Ethernet about how to determine and apply policies that assure the traffic with greatest user sensitivity is delivered with the right quality of service (QoS) when there's bandwidth contention. Cable and satellite systems multiplex together digital video streams taking statistical advantage of their variable bit-rate nature to assure stream availability at the best possible quality. There's important distinctive expertise from the mobile realm to combine with these, such as the variability in a cell's capacity as devices start and stop sessions, move, and enter and exit.
The key is to apply these various disciplines at the network’s edge where the core meets the RAN (radio access network). This is where all of these different media and services come together in a large multiplex of traffic. It is also where the radio-frequency spectrum licensed by the particular mobile operator becomes the governor of capacity, bringing on sporadic congestion challenges. These come from various events such as a couple of large downloads, a group of people simultaneously getting online after breaking from some other activity they were doing together, or when reception conditions for one session suddenly degrade and the network changes allocations among all the other users in the same cell to compensate. Such occurrences could result in a reduction of the overall respective cell capacity.
The RAN is where capacity expansion has tended to be most brute force and expensive, but the edge is where more clever approaches can extend lives of RAN investments already made. A holistic, edge-based approach to mobile networking, considering all of the applications and media within traffic, can address today’s rising challenges.
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February 19, 2014Vasona Networks Unveils SmartVISION
Vasona Networks Unveils SmartVISION
February 19, 2014
Mobile data traffic is growing consistently and operators are trying to fulfill their ever changing demands by making ambitious investments towards rich applications and advanced networks. The ongoing enhancements of mobile experiences are presenting high challenges to operators. Vasona Networks is a company that has been collaborating with mobile operators to overcome network challenges and deliver better customer experience.
Vasona Networks develops platforms for mobile network capacity, resource management and intelligence. The company recently launched SmartVISION analysis suite. Mobile operators can deploy SmartVISION for visibility about application activities within each cell of a network, including every session's impact on capacity utilization and congestion conditions.
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February 18, 2014Managing Network Traffic eBook
Managing Network Traffic eBook
February 18, 2014
The goal now is to tie customer experiences to an operator’s RAN performance and, in doing so, help the carrier assess where to focus its RAN investments to deliver the best quality of service to its customers, said John Reister, vice president, marketing and product management at Vasona Networks.
The Vasona SmartAIR1000 edge application controller is designed to manage cell congestion. It was recently deployed by a U.S. operator, not yet publicly identified, within its 3G network. The product is also in trials across Asia, Europe and the Americas, with seven of those trials focused on 3G and only one using the controller for LTE. That should not be surprising as the 3G networks are struggling the most to keep up with skyrocketing data traffic.
“We can make the 3G network handle what’s thrown at it, and that allows the operator to focus their investment on 4G,” Reister said. He explained that data demand at individual cells looks like a saw tooth, with huge spikes and valleys, and operators must respond to the spikes very quickly in order to reduce latency.
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February 14, 2014Getting a grip on the cell
Vasona Networks: getting a grip on the cell
February 14, 2014
Vasona Networks , featured in the latest issue of TMN Quarterly, folks, announced SmartVISION. This is an analysis "suite" that churns the data passing through its SmartAIR1000 edge application controller. Vasona's USP is that as it sits out on the network edge, and not on the Gi interface, it has an edge (pun intended) on DPI platforms that can see application info but not gain insight into actual in-cell conditions. SmartVISION is deployed in the NOC to provide a consolidated view of how each RAN (radio access network) cell sector performs.
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February 13, 2014Vasona Networks debuts SmartVISION
February 13, 2014
Vasona Networks debuts SmartVISION to help mobile operators gain actionable insights from all subscriber app use on their networks
Real-time intelligence links customer experience to cell-by-cell network performance, improving operator agility
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity, resource management and intelligence, today announces the SmartVISION™ analysis suite. Mobile operators deploy SmartVISION for visibility about application activities within each cell of a network, including every session’s impact on capacity utilization and congestion conditions. The new offering complements Vasona Networks’ SmartAIR™1000 edge application controller, creating a tightly-integrated solution for improved mobile network performance.
“Vasona Networks developed SmartVISION based on global operator demand for a solution that improves insights into how traffic patterns in each cell correlate with customer experience and congestion issues,” says John Reister, vice president of marketing and product, Vasona Networks. “SmartVISION addresses this need with unique capabilities to learn from all data and control traffic, helping operators connect the dots between certain cell conditions and resulting issues.”
Mobile operators have vital imperatives to overcome performance issues for best customer experiences, maximize returns on network investments through efficient resource use, and identify where to focus attention in the network for long-term network success. Traffic overload problems in cells can come and go too fast for operators to react before customers start complaining. This is prone to happen when visibility is limited to control messages and raw throughput, with no insight into application use in cells. SmartVISION responds with robust tools for evaluating real-time behavior and historical trends for each cell in a network, with full contextual assessment of each session. As a result, operators can improve performance, and be more agile in responding to changing market conditions and customer needs.
SmartVISION provides both real-time monitoring of live operating conditions and analytical reporting about performance trends over time, including alerts triggered by certain conditions. This is a thorough solution to overcome issues impacting performance and experiences while they happen, and to guide investment and architectural considerations based on trends in use of cells and their resources. SmartVISION also facilitates centralized management of Vasona SmartAIR edge application controller deployments, which improve customer experiences with real-time capacity allocation based on considerations like cell congestion and session latency.
“The mobile industry stands to benefit from more big data driven assessment of network performance that operators can use to improve service quality, guide planning and respond more quickly to changing market needs,” said Daryl Schoolar, principal analyst, network infrastructure, Ovum. “This is especially true of data collected from individual cells across a network, which can paint a better picture of exactly where operators need to focus resources and attention.”
Vasona Networks designed SmartVISION as a carrier-grade solution that can scale to meet the needs of any size operator or network configuration. It is deployed in the NOC (network operations center) to provide a consolidated view of how each RAN (radio access network) cell sector performs. Data is collected from SmartAIR, processed and analyzed by SmartVISION for reporting, and can also be provided to third-party systems. Vasona Networks will exhibit and demonstrate SmartVISION and SmartAIR capabilities in Hall 2 Stand 2G50 at Mobile World Congress, taking place February 24-27 in Barcelona. For more information, visit www.vasonanetworks.com.
February 13, 2014Vasona's SmartVISION provides real-time detail on each cell
Vasona's SmartVISION provides real-time detail on each cell
February 13, 2014
Mobile operators often find themselves playing catch-up when it comes to identifying and dealing with traffic overloads at various points on the network. But traffic-shaping vendor Vasona Networks aims to give network engineers a head start by delivering deeper visibility into cell conditions and their effect on the customer experience via its newly unveiled SmartVision analysis suite.
The product learns from all data and control traffic, "helping operators connect the dots between certain cell conditions and resulting issues," said John Reister, Vasona's vice president of marketing and product.
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January 28, 2014Vasona Networks hires new EMEA head
Vasona Networks hires new EMEA head
January 28, 2014
Provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management Vasona Networks has hired Robert Holditch to run its operations across the EMEA region and support the company’s expanding international operations.
Holditch, who will take over as Vice President EMEA, joins from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) via the company’s acquisition of Apertio where he was a Vice President and responsible for management of the UK IP transmission and solutions business within NSN’s Vodafone customer team. He also worked at Siemens Mobile and Lucent Technologies.
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January 27, 2014Vasona Networks strengthens European presence with new hire
January 27, 2014
Vasona Networks strengthens European presence with new hire
Established mobile executive Robert Holditch joins as vice president of EMEA to support continued international expansion
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management, today announces the latest addition to its executive team. Joining the company to support its expanding international operations is Robert Holditch, vice president of EMEA.
Mobile operators worldwide are upgrading and expanding their broadband networks to fulfill customer demands for better experiences as data traffic becomes more contentious and diverse. Vasona Networks provides solutions that analyze and control live data traffic, intelligently manage bandwidth during periods of congestion for customer experience improvements, and provide analytics to guide real-time management and long-term planning for networks.
“With platforms installed around the world, we are committed to fulfilling Vasona Networks’ truly global opportunity to enhance customer experiences over better managed mobile networks,” says Biren Sood, CEO, Vasona Networks. “Robert is an established leader who has worked closely with mobile network operators to implement robust infrastructures. Starting immediately, he will be focused on supporting our ongoing engagements in EMEA and lead Vasona Networks’ efforts as we ramp up deployments in the region.”
Holditch comes to Vasona Networks from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) via the company’s acquisition of subscriber data management vendor Apertio. He managed the UK IP transmission and solutions business within NSN’s Vodafone customer team and was previously Apertio’s vice president of EMEA. He had been with Siemens Mobile as an account director for Vodafone UK and with Lucent Technologies as a global account director for Orange. Holditch began his career in the semiconductor industry with startup Electrotech. He is an honors graduate of Bristol Polytechnic in applied biological chemistry.
Vasona Networks will exhibit and demonstrate new platform capabilities in Hall 2 Stand 2G50 at Mobile World Congress, taking place February 24-27 in Barcelona. For more information, visit www.vasonanetworks.com.
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