Huawei helps Indian telcos improve service quality

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 14, 2010

With the rapid development of mobile and broadband technologies, the telecommunications industry is confronting unprecedented opportunities and challenges. The telcos are striving to achieve the next-generation network, thereby establishing a sustainable profitable business model.

Currently the market for fast Internet access, distance learning, multimedia downloads, interactive gaming and video services is growing by leaps and bounds. In India, along with the explosive growth of mobile users and the country’s look out for the 3G era, the key focus of operators today is to reduce the impact of network expansion nevertheless meeting as the individual communication needs.

To lay the technical foundation for the Indian operator’s network transformation and improvement in efficiency, Huawei provides high capacity, broadband, intelligent core network solution. These solutions enable operators to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and attract subscribers with superior quality of experience.

Mobile Softswitch
Reliance Communications (RCOM), India’s second largest telco, adopted Huawei’s united core network solution based on all-IP to built its pan-India GSM network core network. As a result RCOM benefited from reduction in site rent, transmission and routine maintenance costs. In addition, the solution can be smoothly upgraded to a 3G network by software upgradation.

TTSL (Tata Teleservices Ltd) has deployed Huawei’s IP-based transformation services for its CDMA network and also used Huawei’s equipments to construct its GSM core network in 9 circles, including Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.

Last year 2009, Huawei had released softswitch platform "OSTA2.0", with a capacity of up to 12 million mobile subscribers. OSTA 2.0 uses open telecommunications platform architecture to simplify network and protect investments. By using OSTA 2.0 telcos can save 50 percent energy and 83 percent area than before.

Fixed Softswitch
In the Indian market, Huawei NGN products have been adopted by several major carriers like; BSNL, Bharti Airtel, Idea, Vodafone for network transformation. The company built NGN C4/C5 network for Bharti Airtel, Idea, and VDF-ESS exclusively, and provided "V network partner" solution for BSNL.

Packet switch
IPN (Intelligent Packet Network) includes service bearing, service awareness, charging function, and control capability. It presents an optimal structure for supporting multiple services to meet the requirements of advanced mobile networks based on standard 3GPP R7 PCC architecture.

In 2009 Huawei initiated IPN2.0, which helps operators understand the bandwidth utilization to improve mobile broadband business income. Compared to its predeccesor, IPN2.0 provides a total solution to realize the closed loop management of "visible- manageable- profitable" packet core network, which help operators to achieve increased revenue.

This article has been written with inputs from Huawei Telecommunications.