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  • 1. Impact of LTE SmallCells and BackhaulScalabilityDavid ChambersDirector of OSS Solution MarketingMay 2012
  • 2. Agenda ● The impact of 4G on network topology ● How Backhaul Networks are changing ● How Backhaul Network management will evolve ● Implications for tools and processes Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive2 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 3. Amdocs - Advertisement ● Large company focussed on Telco ● 19,000 staff; $3Bn revenues ● Focussed on Telco and Cable operators ● Billing, Customer Care and OSS ● Customers include many major Tier-1 operators ● Comprehensive product and service portfolio ● Complete BSS/OSS stack from order capture to fulfilment ● Own products + SI + Consultancy + Managed Services ● Customer Experience Systems ● The “Intentional Customer Experience” Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive3 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 4. Changing pattern of investment in Radio Access● Conventional macro/ micro tailing off quickly● Small Cell (Pico/Metro) investment will be largest share by 2015● Metrocell most rapidly growing type 97% of wireless network traffic today is data – Hutchison 3UK*Rethink Technology Research: Carrier Survey 2011. Investment in basestations (excluding backhaul, cellsites)
  • 5. Factors affecting Backhaul (1 of 3) Network Structure is changing Data Capacity “4 Small Cells to 1 Macrocell is a good ratio in dense urban LTE environments” Network Multi-RAT High - Hauwei (at LTE LATAM 2012) Topology 2G/3G/4G Speed “In 2011, US Wireless carriers Small Cells Single-RAN or Ethernet HetNet Multiple IP allocated roughly two-thirds of basestations their spend on OCx [50Mbps] & per cellsite higher bandwidth circuits” - Atlantic-ACM (Analyst)Many more links Mix of new and oldMany more sites transmission technologies Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive5 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 6. Factors affecting Backhaul (2 of 3) Growing focus on cost Cost Pressures Network 3rd Party Sharing Leased Lines Track 3rd party costs Knowledge to make best decisions Long term strategic planning Avoid backhaul bottlenecks Avoid overbuild Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive6 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 7. Factors affecting Backhaul (3 of 3) While still retaining high quality Quality “Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what High Network Rapid Outage Timing & the customer gets out and Resilience Resolution Sync is willing to pay for.” - Peter F Drucker View current/future network structure Assess impact of planned/unplanned outages Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive7 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 8. Backhaul Planning Capabilities● Speed of deployment Deploy a small cell in 1 hour ● Fast & flexible incremental small cell deployment ● Introduce new products & technologies quickly● Scale to large volumes In-Stat predict ● Up to 10x number of cellsites in high traffic urban areas 3 million small ● Many more backhaul links, including 3rd party cells by 2015● Cost requires capacity management Backhaul ● Backhaul planning independent of cellsite capacity growing as ● Strategic view of hubs/spoke, wireless/wireline proportion of RAN cost ● Cater for priority traffic profile Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive8 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 9. Backhaul Operational Capabilities ● Filter out the noise ● Suppress alarms from planned/non-commissioned equipment ● Understand when alternate routes can be used ● Rapid Impact Analysis ● Determine scope of outage in seconds, not hours ● Identify partial vs full outages ● Visibility ● Of who did what, when and why ● Current and planned network configuration Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive9 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 10. But today’s tools/processes aren’t suitable ● Often spreadsheets, Visio diagrams ● Poor data quality – planners don’t know what’s there today ● At best, current view only – no idea what’s coming next Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive10 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 11. Knowledge is key ● Technical Inventory ● Physical equipment and logical connectivity/routing ● Current and future upgrade plans ● Configurable/futureproof to handle new technologies/products ● Automated design processes ● Automated design process for new/upgraded cellsites/transmission ● Unambiguous design instructions for staff and direct configuration ● Widely accessible but tightly controlled ● Web browser access by all engineering staff ● Open APIs to interwork/access via other applications ● Secure sign-on with read/write privileges by region and/or role Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive11 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 12. Solution Description Comprehensive support across the operations department Radio Network Upper layer Program Core Network Strategic Plan Management Workflow Strategic Plan Capacity Utilisation & Automated Technical Inventory Capabilities: Project Optimisation Planning Design Workflow • RAN, Core & Transport Geographical Managers • Multi-Vendor Information • Multi-Technologies • Network Infrastructure Microwave Network Inventory Configuration Management • Connectivity Configuration Freq. Planning Designers • Capacity Trending • Templates Data • Lifecycle Management Warehousing NOC Data Integrity Implementation Plan • Future State Planning Management Management • Site Planning Other • Localisable OSS/BSS • Role Based Security Electronic • Reporting Field Force Activation Engineers Network WFM ERP Fault & Service Trouble System System Management Ticketing12
  • 13. Benefits ● CAPEX ● Avoid wasted equipment, overbuild, orphaned capacity ● Just-in-time deployment to match network capacity growth ● OPEX ● Avoid wasted truck rolls ● Prioritise fault resolution ● Quality ● Higher network resilience to faults ● Reduced backhaul capacity bottlenecks Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive13 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs
  • 14. Thank You David Chambers Director of OSS Solution Marketing david.chambers@amdocs.com Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive14 © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs