Software suite aids 5G data analytics

23rd February 2019
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Software suite aids 5G data analytics

With the rollout of technologies such as IoT and 5G, mobile network operators need to overcome the challenges of increasingly complex air interfaces and demanding use cases in order to deliver the required quality of experience (QoE) to end users.

The new SmartAnalytics software, part of the Smart platform from Rohde & Schwarz, combines high-quality data acquisition with intelligent post-processing analytics to generate QoE-centric network insights.

It allows operators to identify critical factors influencing quality and performance for the purposes of network optimisation and benchmarking.

The SmartAnalytics suite enables mobile network operators to effectively store, process and visualise big data, gain deep network insights and ultimately build intelligence for network investment prioritisation based on the most critical factors influencing performance and quality of experience (QoE).

SmartAnalytics is a central element of the new Smart platform, a suite of cutting-edge analytics combined with a modular set of software and hardware components for high-quality data acquisition.

It offers versatile, use case driven analytics features to generate QoE-centric insights for the entire network lifecycle – from engineering to benchmarking, optimisation and monitoring. Comparison against other networks is also possible.

And it reduces the need to purchase additional test and measurement equipment for different stages of the lifecycle, making efficient use of test data.

Operational complexity is reduced and productivity increased, mainly thanks to three features: its seamless user interface; its integration of the Network Performance Score (NPS), which characterises the network in a single integrated metric; and its direct drill-down capability to provide root cause analysis based on layer 3 information.

The powerful analytics suite offers all features necessary for data management and validation as well as statistical and diagnostic analysis (root cause analysis).

In addition, it uses embedded machine learning to guide data analysis and extract key insights otherwise hidden in the structure of the data.

SmartAnalytics fully supports new technologies such as 5G NR, together with the recently introduced, world’s first 5G NR network measurement solution from Rohde & Schwarz, which is based on a network scanner with matching 5G NR scanning software and the R&S ROMEs4 drive test software suite.

SmartAnalytics will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 25-28)

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