Automation for every day
Mobile networks are inherently difficult to control. Not only is it hard to identify and interpret how to improve key performance indicators (KPIs), but it is time-consuming and costly. One of the main challenges for operators is that they rely on many of the decisions made in the planning and deployment phase. Mobile network consumption and demand fluctuate on a daily basis, but it’s hard to enable an agile service. It’s well known that mobile operators struggle with the high variance in mobile data consumption between weekdays and weekends. Not only do subscribers consume dissimilar amounts of data and calls, but it’s also consumed in different places and during different times of the day. In Finland, many subscribers go to rural areas in the weekends or holidays. During that time, our network needs to adapt to a different network behavior. Solving some of these challenges can be done by adjusting the mobile network parameters daily. However, changing and adjusting network parameters in networks based on daily demand is not only a tedious and uninteresting, it can be hugely expensive. When discussing allocation of manual resources, daily optimization changes are better left out of the equation. The result is, however, that the network is designed for the one way of mobile usage, not taking daily fluctuations, such as weekends, into account.