Network Lifecycle Management

Beside technological challenges, network planning faces as well as organizational and commercial challenges.

From the technology perspective, Next Generation Networks (NGN) have to be implemented and the existing networks have to be used as best as possible.

From the organizational point of view all planning departments should work in defined processes on the same data basis.

New services have to be offered in short sequences under costs pressure.

We provide support for the design and optimization of the Network lifecycle management through strategic, tactical and operational planning. Our family products supports all common networks like for example IP networks, access networks, transmission networks and mobile radio networks on the basis of SDH, PDH, ATM, Frame Relay, Ethernet and IP.

Functions like analysis of new technologies, migration to new technologies, network structure, maximum availability and redundancy, simulation of traffic models, cost optimization, resources management, preparation of work orders, adjustment with inventory and network analytics are very important for the performance of your telecommunications network and the provision of quality services to end customer.

The standard process in network planning from business plan to operations follows the steps long-term, medium-term and short-term planning.

All planning areas are involved in this process:

  • Strategic Planning with i.e.:
    • analysis of new technologies and standards
    • network structure planning
    • maximum addressable market share
  • Tactical Planning with i.e.:
    • modelling of network extensions
    • traffic increase models
    • feasible network design with life cycle, costs and resources
    • costs optimization
    • risk minimization
  • Operational Planning with i.e.:
    • resource management
    • configuration management
    • work order preparation
Relative Product: The Quality Group