Outsourcing small cell deployment - How process automation tools can enable 3rd parties

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70% of MNOs are prepared to use small cell networks rolled out by or owned by a third-party. How will the outsourcing be efficiently engineered and managed?

This webinar discusses how process automation tools can enable service providers to hand-off network planning, build and backhaul services to 3rd party providers.

Sponsored and presented by Amdocs

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Outsourcing small cell deployment - How process automation tools can enable 3rd parties

  1. 1. Outsourcing small cell deployment – How process automation tools can enable 3rd parties Justin Paul Head of Marketing Amdocs OSS Division July 23rd 2014
  2. 2. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs2 Agenda ● Small cells ● Deployment challenges ● New Players ● Outsourcing models ● Limitations of today’s planning tools ● Managing 3rd parties ● Smarter tools and processes ● Q&A
  3. 3. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs3 Small Cells (Images courtesy of Alcatel Lucent) ● Small cellular base stations ● Licensed spectrum ● Targeted coverage & capacity
  4. 4. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs4 Small Cell Deployment - The challenges ●  Operators can’t keep up with the rapid introduction of new technology while continuously expanding network capacity ●  High complexity and sheer volume of tasks mean operators cannot meet their time, cost, and quality targets ●  Some operators are planning to deploy 1,000s of small cells per month! ●  They need to manage 100s of related projects simultaneously using low-cost, low-skilled human resources to install the equipment High Cost Volume Lack of Automation Complexity
  5. 5. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs5 Backhaul Complexity - Examples SC Controller New 3G, 4G LTE + WiFi CoreNetwork Aggregation&Access Wireless Hub (P2MP) SC Controller Satellite Rural Small Cell Fibre 3rd Party Leased Line PoP LoS PoP Fibre Fibre Fibre Outdoor/Indoor Small Cells Wireless P2P Urban Small Cells
  6. 6. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs6 Small Cells – New Players Multi-Services Operators (MSOs, Cable Companies) Fixed Network Operators (e.g. Traditional Telcos) Tower Companies (such as American Towers, Goodman, B&V) Municipalities, Advertising and Public Transport Companies
  7. 7. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs7 Outsourcing Models Outsourcing: The transfer of day-to-day management responsibility as a strategic method for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of network build and operations 1. Site Acquisition or Leasing 2. Network plan and build services 3. Backhaul as a service4. Small Cells as a Service
  8. 8. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs8 Managing the End-to-End Process Finance Planning Design Construction Create Project Validate Backhaul Solution Initial Solution Approval Conduct Kick-Off Create Location Site Walk Network Design Project approvals Establish Initial Backhaul Options Install Equipment Provision Inventory Telco Ready Order Transport Project Close Out Validate Address Project / Task Management Sites & Estates Partner Management Initiation Planning Design Construction Optimization
  9. 9. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs9 Limitations of Today’s Planning Tools and Processes Lack of end-end orchestration across multiple systems and organizational groups Inability to scale effectively across tens of thousands small cells Lack of agility to handle in-flight project changes Lack of centralised information for network resources – (single source of truth) Lack of integrated technical design
  10. 10. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs10 1st Poll Question Poll #1
  11. 11. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs11 Challenges of Managing 3rd parties Who, when and where? Contractual obligations Accountability 3rd Party Management Process Governance and SLA management
  12. 12. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs12 Speeds time to market for Small Cells Need for Smarter Tools and Processes Reduces rollout cost through increased efficiency Enables large scale projects (1000s small cells per month) Limits project risk and human error across 3rd parties
  13. 13. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs13 Initiation Construction OptimizationDesignPlanning Validate Backhaul Solution Initial Solution Approval Conduct Kick-Off Create Location Site Walk Network Design Project approvals Establish Initial Backhaul Options Install Equipment Provision Inventory Telco Ready Order Transport Create Project Project Close Out Validate Address Automating the Rollout Process Smart Cell Placement Where to locate small cells? Dynamic process and project management Plan and Design Installation Guided Field-Force Tasks Import cell locations Assign field user tasks
  14. 14. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs14 Related Components A catalog driven ‘factory’ approach Catalog - Driven Rollout Factory “Design once, deploy many times” Information Security Level 2 – Sensitive © 2012 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs Decomposi)on  and   Plan  Genera)on   Network  Design  Blocks   Project  Flow  Blocks   Re-­‐usable   Network  Design   Automa)c  End-­‐End   Plan  Genera)on   Network and Project Profile Requirements Modular, reusable, Building Blocks ‘The Factory’
  15. 15. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs15 Benefits of Dynamic Plan Management Rapid plan generation for each small cell •  Project plan and network design automatically built from requirements •  Highly repeatable Easier to maintain •  Plan templates for each small cell type stored in catalog •  BPEL ‘building blocks’ easy to create More flexible – ‘on-demand’ •  In-flight project changes •  Workarounds and plan updates without disrupting project
  16. 16. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs16 Stages of outsourcing Consultation and strategy •  Scoping, Framing, Risk Analysis, Planning Technical design services •  Radio Planning, Cell Placement, Network Design, IT Archictecture Partnerships and alliances •  Shared Risk, Combined expertise, Domain Knowhow Full Project Management and Governance •  Project planning and execution, monitoring/tracking, escalation and problem resolution Outsourcing
  17. 17. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs17 2nd Poll Question Poll #2
  18. 18. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs18 Summary •  Operator challenges •  Complexity, Volume, Lack of Automation and Cost •  New Players •  More opportunities to outsource •  Need for smarter tools •  With common information and processes •  Amdocs’ catalog driven approach to process management •  Helps resolve project complexity and scalability across 3rd parties •  Stages of Outsourcing From consultancy to full Project Management
  19. 19. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs19 Thank You Questions and Answers
  20. 20. Information Security Level 1 – Confidential © 2014 – Proprietary and Confidential Information of Amdocs20 Who to contact? ● Justin Paul, Head of Marketing, Amdocs OSS Division ●  justin.paul@amdocs.com ● Phil Bull, Solutions Marketing Manager ●  philip.bull@amdocs.com ● Visit our website at: http://www.amdocs.com/Products/OSS/network-planning/Pages/ small-cell-solution.aspx

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