Prague, Czech Republic, September 12, 2012 – Astellia, a leading provider of monitoring solutions for the optimization of mobile network QoS and QoE, has been selected by Vodafone Czech Republic as a main partner for testing and maximizing its network performance in the context of its 3-year equipment swap project. The contract will enable Vodafone to ensure fast and successful replacement of more than 40 BSCs in its 2G network and deliver the highest customer experience to its subscribers.
With these swap operations, Vodafone aims at reducing both CAPEX and OPEX while providing enhanced service quality. This particularly complex and time-sensitive project requires both a strong expertise in RAN optimization and a vendor-independent monitoring solution. Vodafone has chosen Astellia for its unique radio optimization expertise and its highly flexible portable probing system, ideal for carrying out performance benchmark audits during equipment swaps. The solution will also be used for customer complaint investigations.
“We are very happy with our collaboration with Astellia’s experts. Their know-how and experience in RAN network optimization is a great help to us in evaluating our network’s efficiency after the equipment swap. In the near future, we will most certainly call on their expertise for our 3G network monitoring.” said Slavomír Slanina, RAN Manager at Vodafone Czech Republic.
“We are honored to be recognized by Vodafone Czech Republic for our RAN expertise. Astellia supports Vodafone in strengthening their competitive positioning through monitoring and analyzing network elements to ensure a superior customer experience.” said Sébastien Schultz, Managing Director Europe at Astellia.
Astellia is a global leader providing E2E mobile network monitoring and optimization solutions, presenting telecom operators with a clear, independent insight into their network performance and a near real-time visibility of the QoE of their subscribers. Astellia’s probe-based monitoring solution covers 2G, 3G and 4G technologies from radio access to the core network. Astellia delivers real business value by providing intelligence through a powerful product and expert service portfolio. Astellia partners with more than 180 worldwide telecom operators. Headquartered in France, Astellia has offices in Paris, New York, Reston, Singapore, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Johannesburg and New Delhi.
About Vodafone Czech Republic
Mobile operator Vodafone Czech Republic has been part of one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world, Vodafone Group, since 2005. In the Czech Republic, it currently provides services to more than three million customers.
Since 2007, the company provides comprehensive telecommunications services (voice and data services over fixed and mobile networks) for business customers from both the private and public sectors under the name Vodafone OneNet. The company is also active in corporate social responsibility. It established The Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation, which according to the volume of funds distributed, is the third-largest corporate foundation in the Czech Republic, having distributed more than CZK 85 million in the last 6 years to the nonprofit sector. Last year, Vodafone celebrated its tenth anniversary on the Czech market with an innovative campaign, ‘We have the same blood type’, which campaigned heavily for unpaid blood donations and, in early 2011, launched the first ‘Green Network’. Vodafone has repeatedly won competitions for the CSR Award and Top Philanthropist in the area of corporate social responsibility.
For more information, please visit www.vodafone.cz