Magister Solutions is developing a managerial tool which assists mobile operators in making better and more accurate decisions regarding network operation, investments and services. This solution brings together network, cost, revenue and investment management, enabling a successful 5G network rollout for any operator worldwide.
Learning from the Finnish mobile communications market with the busiest networks in the world, Magister Solutions promotes the development of better network infrastructure for better services and user experience.
Mobile network operators face the challenge of continuous network evolution under uncertainty. The requirements of next generation mobile networks, such as excellent coverage everywhere, massive and critical connectivity, massive capacity, lower energy consumption and efficient spectrum usage, put huge pressure on operators. Fast and accurate decisions are needed on how to develop their networks, reduce costs and increase revenues.
By conducting network, cost, revenue and investment analysis, the tool provides all the information needed for decision makers to act fast and accurately. Such information, for instance, is the operating cost of current and future infrastructure, the cost of future network deployment scenarios, the service demand, price, revenue and eventually profitability. Based on this information, managers can cut unnecessary operating cost, choose the most preferable investment project among alternatives, and even determine their pricing policy.
At its current version, the tool supports the LTE-A Pro use case for mobile broadband service. LTE-A Pro is fundamental for the evolution to 5G. A great 5G network necessitates a strong 4G foundation. Other use cases, e.g., IoT, 5G-FWA, are under planning and development.
The benefits in network management and optimization from using this tool are:
- Accuracy: The techno-economic analysis is made at both network and cell level. The operating and investment costs is calculated for any traffic growth. Also, the price unit (GB/month) and the revenue is calculated for any traffic growth.
- Performance Assurance: Better network performance ensuring adequate coverage and capacity. Better investment performance generating positive rate of return. Better business performance achieving high profit margin.
- Cost savings: Control the cost structure, monitor the operating cost and cut unnecessary cost.
- Sufficient investments: Optimize the investment plans, by making investment at the right place and time, based on traffic growth and/or coverage target. Choose the most preferable investment scenario.