Vodafone Hutchison Australia Deploys Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks Solution

Amdocs solution helps with the freeing up of 4G spectrum and manages peak traffic congestion. to provide improved network coverage and a superior customer experience.

News. Amdocs has announced that Vodafone Hutchison Australia has deployed Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) solution to help with the program to improve its 4G coverage and customer experience across Australia. The solution helps Vodafone to free up 850 MHz spectrum previously used for 3G, so that it can be used for LTE. The 850 MHz spectrum is the most widely supported low-band spectrum currently supported by 4G smartphones and tablets, and provides a superior customer experience with fewer dropped data sessions.

Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks enables service providers to automate the optimization of their radio networks, thereby reducing operating expenses and delaying capital expenditure through efficient traffic management, as well as improve the customer experience.  In this deployment, the solution’s algorithms have been customized to meet Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s network spectrum and traffic steering goals.

“The Self-Optimizing Network technology is playing an important role in the deployment of our low-band 850 MHz 4G network,” said Benoit Hanssen, CTO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia. “…and it allows us to differentiate our network experience across our 3G and 4G networks, in particular where we see dynamic traffic behavior.”

“As Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks solution is vendor agnostic in terms of network equipment, it enables service providers to focus on maximizing network return on investment (ROI),” said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president for product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. “In this deployment we are leveraging our Customer Experience Analytics so that Vodafone Hutchison Australia can target scarce network resources to key locations, as well mobility load balancing, automatic neighbor relations and coverage and capacity optimization to provide a superior network experience.”

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