It is predicted tha there will be an increase of two billion wireless broadband consumers by 2015. While fast increasing data traffic in the converged mobile network has become the underlying market driver for the mobile operators, the beast is not far behind as IP networks can carry traffic for all kinds of applications. If real-time voice/data traffic has to compete with file-sharing peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic over the shared air medium, chances are the real-time demanding traffic quality is not going to be satisfying. Throwing additional fibers into the network has been a crude wire-line strategy, but such an approach would not work for wireless networks, since any wireless network is inherently capacity-limited by the radio frequency access spectrum. Additionally, the mobile data networks are more susceptible to security threats since higher and higher speed mobile access technologies make more mobile devices becoming the target of security threats. To monetize this rapid growing trend, mobile network service providers look to traffic analysis and management solutions to optimize their mobile broadband services while simultaneously lowering their capital and operational expenditures.
The GenieATM mobile solution is equipped with the intelligent network analysis models, anomaly detection engines, and effective on-line troubleshooting tools. The GenieATM mobile solution enables mobile service providers to effectively manage their converged IP networks in terms of network-wide visibility, threat detection and mitigation, Quality of Service and tiered bandwidth allocation.
Service Traffic Visibility for O&M and Business Analysis
The GenieATM mobile solution offers traffic visibility with mobile network aware attributes, such as MSISDN, BSID, MSID, MEID, etc., as well as traffic visibility up to L7 services, including WAP, RTSP, VoIP, IM, P2P, HTTP, SMTP, POP3, Video applications, Stock applications, Game applications, News group applications, etc. The network-wide, insightful traffic analysis can help network operation and management by optimizing base station investment and network capacity planning, minimizing efforts for daily operations and assisting customer complaints handling by real-time mobile data network troubleshooting and historical forensic tools. Meanwhile, the mobile subscriber identity and service visibility enables offering attractive service and pricing plan and precise business development plan with specific mobile data usage intelligence.
When there are anomalies happening on the network, mobile service providers require a tool which can locate the source of the problems effectively. With the intelligence of mobile subscriber identity, base station identity and L7 application content, GenieATM mobile solution offers network-wide traffic visibility and real-time troubleshooting capability to address mobile service providers’ requirements.