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The rural network business equation – lessons from Finland.

The rural network business equation – lessons from Finland.

Finland is a big country with a small population. In square miles it is slightly smaller than Montana. Most of the people are living in cities, so there are large sparsely populated areas. Taken as a whole, 95% of Finland can be described as rural. The challenge of delivering coverage to these remote regions has been a well-known problem for Elisa, a Finnish Telco. Find out how we have solved the rural challenge!

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NOC Automation Whitepaper

NOC Automation Whitepaper

There is a clear need to control OPEX and improve the customer experience in the telecoms industry. Analysts have been making dire predictions about declining margins for years, and outsourced operations do not live up to the expectations any longer

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Intelligent Energy Saving White Paper

Intelligent Energy Saving White Paper

Mobile operators energy bill has become one of the major cost items. With 5G equipment, the energy bills are expected to grow even more. Vendor’s static energy saving settings are not sufficiently turning network elements off when they are not needed. Elisa Automate’s Intelligent Energy Saver takes the customers into account when turning off the base station.

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5 reasons not to fear network automation

5 reasons not to fear network automation

  The world is currently gripped by the belief that automation will change the world as we know it today and take workers jobs leading to massive unemployment. There are reports of policy makers, politicians and experts' perpetuation of the robot apocalypse that...

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Career Story – Ville Sutka

Career Story – Ville Sutka

On a verge of Paradigm Change   I joined Elisa Automate after spending 17 years in an international RAN (Radio Access Network) consulting company. During those years, I got firsthand experience on how operators in different corners of the world operate and...

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Career Story: Snorre Solvang

Career Story: Snorre Solvang

  Building automation for operators I first got to know about Elisa Automate when working at the operator business in Elisa Finland. During that time, I worked with startup partnerships and business development. I was told by my supervisor that Elisa was planning...

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Sunny festivals and mass event handling

Sunny festivals and mass event handling

  Several times a year, operators face the challenge of having large masses of people gathering in certain areas. The reasons are many. It can be a national celebration, concerts, a competition, or just good weather bringing people to the beach. The problem is...

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Automation for every day

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...

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The first steps towards zero-touch networks

The first steps towards zero-touch networks

  There is a growing interest in the topic ‘zero-touch networks’. In 2016, Google revealed some of their work on the topic, ETSI established the group Zero Touch network and Service Management in 2017, and in the mid-end of March 2018, Layer123 hosted what was...

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Saving cost by optimising vendor licenses

Saving cost by optimising vendor licenses

  The feature license fees charged by network vendors can be high and it is hard to identify where in the network the features are best deployed. To solve this, we used the Elisa Automate's Software Development Kit to create an algorithm that identifies the areas...

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The great value of automated site configuration

The great value of automated site configuration

  Mobile networks develop every day. The task to generate and change site configuration data is time demanding and repetitive. The larger and more granular the network gets, the more unmanageable it becomes. Site configuration tasks are therefore perfect for...

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The challenge of decoupling network costs from traffic

The challenge of decoupling network costs from traffic

  During the past years, it has become evident to many telecom operators that mobile data is the new driver of revenue. As mobile data demand continues on an exponential path, the challenge is that the users are not ready to pay more. In Finland, we’ve seen an...

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Elisa automation use case: 4G LTE load balancing

Elisa automation use case: 4G LTE load balancing

Our mobile customers are among the most data-happy in the world. This means that we know a thing or two about how to deal with high 4G LTE load. Adding more frequency bands is a good start, but it introduces other problems. In this blog, we show how to solve it with one Elisa SON use case: 4G LTE load balancing.

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