December 12th, 2011
Cerion Selected by Mobile Broadband Network Ltd for Network Capacity Management
Cerion Optimization Services Inc. announced today that MBNL (Mobile Broadband Network Ltd) has selected the Texas based company to deliver RNC and BSC capacity management and optimization for their shared networks.
The solution will deliver greater network efficiency for all voice and data services provided to MBNL's customers using next generation capacity management, planning and optimization software platform to help cope with the spectacular growth in smartphone usage.
Graham Payne, Managing Director for MBNL UK, said: "Our goal is to use state-of-the-art network capacity management and planning platforms to ensure better visibility to traffic patterns which enable us to provide a very high quality end-user experience for our end customers."
Commenting on the news, Cerion's President, Daniel Piche said: "We are very proud of our premier partnership with MBNL. Our software solutions are tailor made for network sharing, network merge, and equipment swap-out complex planning operations and we look forward in supporting MBNL achieve their business objectives."
November 18th, 2011
Protecting your Brand during High-Profile Public Events
Have you ever been at a sporting event where your mobile device has five bars of signal yet you are not able to make a call? In large public events, smart devices with transaction intensive mobile data applications can create network congestion resulting in call or internet access rejections. These service denials result in frustrated customers and potential loss of revenue.
Cerion Optimization Services Inc., a Texas-based engineering firm, has announced the launch of their Special Event Capacity Planning service. The solution is designed for operators in the midst of planning for the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Cup, and Political Convention events, and want to mitigate the risks and exposure to their brand should their network not be able to accommodate the increased traffic.
The Special Event Capacity Planning service includes traffic modeling, demand assessment, network re-engineering, extensive "what-if"? scenario planning, and recommendations ensuring capacity is sufficient to handle the increase in subscribers and traffic.
Furthermore, Cerion's enterprise software platform is the only proven solution capable of handling multi-vendor, multi-technology, multi-layer, and multi-configuration planning operations across functional groups.
"Cerion has successfully demonstrated this service in 2008 during the US Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC and again at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas." said Will Egner, Cerion's Chief Technology Officer. "We are currently assisting operators in the UK with their preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics." added Egner.
November 1st, 2011
RAN Harvesting Program Recovers Stranded Equipment & Unleashes Additional Capacity
Deploying or redeploying network assets within the network where and when they are required maximizes ROI for operators. The end result is an improved end-user experience, and an increase in revenue for the operator.
Cerion Optimization Services Inc., a Texas-based engineering firm, announces its RAN Harvesting Program to address stranded capacity and unleash it to increase revenue and subscriber satisfaction.
Using market-level projections alone often results in sites being under or over provisioned. Recently one of our customers asked us to analyze cluster-based demand vs. capacity available at the site level to see if we could help them avoid millions of dollars in planned expenditures. Our analysis found significant discrepancies between the current configuration of the network and the target optimized design. We were able to save them in excess of five million in capital expenditures, which was approximately 15% of the budget.
The RAN Harvesting program includes advanced traffic forecasting, channel element or baseband card capacity usage & dimensioning, and sector-carrier capacity usage analysis based on PA power and codes. This service leverages multiple months' worth of operational measurements. The RAN is partitioned into zones, each having unique growth trends. The forecasting algorithm takes this data to provide more accurate site-level demand projections. Site-level capacity can be corrected with this improved method, with recommendations on where to redeploy site equipment.
Cerion's proprietary software platform is the only proven solution capable of handling multiple vendors, multiple technologies, multiple layers, and multiple configurations leading to complex planning operations in a cross-functional way.
"One of the most obvious places to find savings within the network is at the site level; optimizing every site can lead to better KPIs and avoidance of increased CapEx", said Richard Framjee, a senior network consultant at Cerion.
"The optimization and engineering at the site level is extremely complex and requires state-of-the art methods and tools to avoid the risk of service disruption. That is what Cerion has been providing to its customers for almost a decade now." added Framjee.
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October 17th, 2011
Cerion pioneers first ever capacity planning software platform for SHARED RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS
This week, Cerion Optimization Services Inc., a Texas-based engineering firm released the first ever capacity planning software platform capable of handling shared radio access networks. With increased competitive pressure, wireless operators are looking to reduce the total cost of ownership of their networks. The new capability is aimed at operators with existing shared-networks or the ones contemplating such architecture.
The new software platform works with multiple operator traffic inputs at the sector-carrier level, and supports independent market forecasting, complex scenario planning functions, as well as automated rehome sequencing plans.
"...with this new capability, Cerion is clearly the global leader in providing end-to-end network optimization solutions and is well positioned to help operators manage the capacity planning of their shared network." said Daniel Piche, Cerion's President.
"We are currently working with several of our global customers helping with their strategic planning of shared-RAN technology and specifically at how the new network will perform under the joint capacity demand. The conversion process is extremely complex and requires state-of-the art methods and tools to mitigate the risks. That is what Cerion has been providing to its customers for almost a decade now." added Piche.
Tuesday June 8th, 2011
Cerion Consulting announces industry leading solution offering to mathematically model and validate LTE Return on Investment (ROI)
Leveraging Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence methodologies Cerion Consulting today announced a new service, which enables Mobile Operators to analyze complex data and make the best possible decisions regarding LTE spectrum investments, including:
- The most efficient way of securing the broadband capacity required for present and future customers, given associated growth trends in broadband usage?
- Should you look at spectrum re-farming and if so what spectrum?
- How and where do you deploy re-farmed and new spectrum to minimize incremental investment and maximize available bandwidth?
- How do you balance these requirements across different technologies, including GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G?
To learn more about Cerion LTE ROI Modeling - Please Contact Us today to find out how we can help.
Monday May 16th, 2011
Cerion Selected by UK's Leading Mobile Operator for Network Capacity Management
Cerion Inc announced today that the UK's Leading Mobile Operator has selected the Dallas, USA based company to deliver network capacity management and optimization for their combined 2G and 3G network.
The solution will deliver greater network efficiency for all voice and data services provided to this Operator?s customers using next generation state-of-the-art capacity management and optimization software to help cope with the spectacular growth in Smartphone usage.
Commenting on the news Cerion Inc. CEO, Nick Shanker said: "Cerion's Optimisertm and Intelligence Buildertm provides the UK's Leading Mobile Operator with the best-in-class platform for RAN/Core predictive network modeling, capacity planning, detailed network design and optimization. With a more accurate prediction of traffic growth, improved visibility of equipment requirements and faster what-if" scenario analysis, the UK's Leading Mobile Operator will be able to sustain their position by planning their mobile broadband network evolution far more efficiently while proactively averting quality of service issues associated with network capacity bottlenecks."
Thursday December 16th, 2010
Cerion Featured in MIT Technology Review
Cerions' predictive modeling for mobile networks is highlighted today in an article published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Technology Review. The article "Forecasting Network Traffic to avoid Meltdowns" discusses how important it is to use predictive modeling techniques to help anticipate future traffic demands. By using these techniques Operators can accurately plan network capacity to align with emerging demand - Helping to minimize customer related quality of service issues related to insufficient capacity, while minimizing incremental spend related to having to much.
For further details the article is available at Technology Review.
Monday, December 14th, 2009
Optimiser tm 6.0 Software Released
Cerion has released its new Optimiser tm 6.0 software, a ground breaking end-to-end network capacity planning solution for wireless operators. With the advent of the smartphones, wireless operators are faced with an exponential and unpredictable demand for data. The new software platform helps wireless operators make better decisions and achieve more reliable outcomes. The end result is a much improved user experience.
The Optimiser tm 6.0 generates lightning fast predictions based on cutting edge mathematical science and Operations Research methodologies. It combines historical trends, actual measurements and marketing forecasts to model accurately network behavior.
"with this new release, Cerion is clearly the global leader in providing end-to-end network optimization services and is well positioned to help operators improve quality of service and maintain user experience while introducing smartphones." Nick Shanker, Cerion CEO
In 2006, Cerion pioneered the world's first core network optimization application. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, Cerion solutions are globally deployed within the world?s top network operators. For more information about the Cerion visit the website at www.cerioninc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
Monday, September 30, 2009
Nick Shanker Joins Cerion Optimization Services as Chief Executive Officer
Nick Shanker appointed CEO of Cerion Inc.
"The ability to perform proactive planning on the network has proven to be a very effective way to predict costs, manage growth, and consequently making the most efficient use of the network assets."
Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 30th, 2009 -- Cerion Optimization Services, a leader in capacity planning and optimization services, has appointed Nick Shanker as its new Chief Executive Officer. Shanker has over 20 years of senior management experience in influential high technology sectors such as wireless and wireline telecommunications, as well as handling large- scale deployment programs.
Shanker played a pivotal role at Ericsson, as Vice President of Network Deployment and Technology Consulting Services. During his tenure at Ericsson, he oversaw all planning and deployment activities from design to optimization and managed one of the largest telecom supply chain in North America. Under his leadership, Ericsson took the leading position as equipment manufacturer and turnkey services provider.
"The ability to perform proactive planning on the network has proven to be a very effective way to predict costs, manage growth, and consequently making the most efficient use of the network assets," said Chairman of the Board, Neil Franklin. "Nick's passion, energy and leadership will help ensure our company focuses on our customers, their expectations and the best solutions to meet their needs. His experience managing operators and enterprise solutions across multiple market segments will be especially valuable as we continue to grow and strive to offer innovative planning, design and deployment solutions to a range of industries."
Most recently, Shanker was the Vice President of the Fixed Broadband Program at Ericsson. In this role, he was responsible for managing all aspects of the company's readiness to deploy the FTTx and DSL product lines. Shanker is a graduate of the University of Houston where he obtained his degree in Computer Engineering.