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    Openet launches RAN Congestion solution for wireless network bottlenecks


    Openet, a provider of subscriber optimisation software supplying Transactional Intelligence for network service operators, today announced the launch of its Radio Access Network (RAN) Congestion solution. Supported by Openet’s FusionWorks Policy Manager product, the RAN Congestion solution supplies policies where needed to leverage technology for network congestion forecasting, to enable operators to make real-time traffic management decisions.

    According to Openet, wireless operators need to manage the subscriber experience to ensure optimal service and performance. Continually adding capacity does not address the underlying problem as subscribers typically change their behaviour to consume whatever bandwidth is available. As a result, operators need to manage data transmission bottlenecks from the radio network to the IP network. This challenge of managing data plane bottlenecks is difficult to solve, because user traffic profiles and usage patterns are continuously changing.

    Openet’s RAN Congestion solution is said to combine network forecasting with key policy management capabilities. This functionality allows operators to determine what resources are allocated appropriately to subscribers, to ensure a higher-quality experience in congested areas, and this proactive approach is said to enable operators to mitigate the effect of performance issues on subscribers before they occur. Enabled by Openet’s Policy Manager product, RAN Congestion augments topology awareness and advanced forecasting functionality to ensure optimised network performance, it’s claimed.

    “As the demand for mobile data continues to increase, wireless operators have a real challenge on their hands with regard to avoiding network congestion,” said Mike Manzo, CMO of Openet. “Openet’s RAN Congestion solution, using our proven Policy Manager product, brings proactive management to wireless networks via traffic forecasting and real-time troubleshooting. This enables operators to deliver a better quality of experience for every subscriber, while prioritising revenue-generating transactions-a win for everyone involved.”