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    MBNL selects Ontology Systems


    Ontology Systems has announced that MBNL (Mobile Broadband Network Limited) has selected Ontology Systems’ OSS/CAD to bring together data across NMS and OSS systems from both MBNL’s parent operators to enable the audit of Iub configuration data quality and alignment and the Iub configuration against standard configuration specifications for the shared RAN infrastructure. 

    The solution, which models the interconnectivity between the radio and transmission networks, provides fully integrated alignment and quality views for the MBNL RAN Design team and Ericsson Transmission Operations, Radio Operations and Data Quality teams to find inconsistent or mis-keyed Iub configuration data in the network and underlying source systems, and configurations that do not comply with standard network designs inconsistencies between the network and the inventory systems

    Additionally, the solution will scale to allow for future data quality and configuration audit requirements, such as to include core and IP network configuration.

    Working closely with MBNL and Ericsson, Ontology Systems configured and deployed the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution bringing data together from eight source systems within only 10 weeks. It immediately began to identify configuration errors with potential impacts to network performance and consequently, customer experience, says Ontology.

    Simon Kirby, MBNL’s Operations Director, commented: “OSS/CAD has enabled us to rapidly tackle and improve our configuration data quality in a way that wasn’t available to us before. It is rare that an IT project can make such a direct, positive impact on the customer experience.”

    Kirby continued: “OSS/CAD was the obvious solution for this project. Working with Ontology to build an end-to-end view of our RAN network was fast and easy. The rapid deployment and SaaS pricing made the entire project a low risk option, allowing us to tackle this complex problem without a CAPEX cost.”

    Benedict Enweani, Ontology’s CEO added: “We are privileged to be working with MBNL on their world-leading RAN share.   This project illustrates that Ontology’s semantic innovations apply as readily to complex mobile networks as has already been demonstrated by Ontology’s optical and IP reference customer deployments.  There is simply no network, big or small, that cannot benefit from Ontology’s approach. There now exists a proven alternative to the inflexibility of current data federation technologies and the risk and cost traditionally associated with large transformation programs. The rapid deployment and fast results at MBNL are another example of the power and simplicity of OSS/CAD.”