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TCS Heterogeneous Network Platform
With growing device connectivity across networks, telco operators struggle to process increasing data traffic
through the limited radio spectrum. The increase in network performance counters and events has led to high
capital expenditure in setting up sophisticated servers, as the existing network framework is unable to process
large data volumes. The reduced network spectrum capacity has resulted in poor customer satisfaction.
An advanced analytics framework and a high performance scalable platform are critical to promote informed
decision-making in vertical handovers, and also ease the implementation of advanced telecom network
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) platform offers optimized use of network
resources, with a high computing platform for radio control management that supports predictive analytics. The
platform collects real-time data from user equipment and near-real-time OAM data from Element Management
Systems (EMS), and factors these into decision-making for handovers.
The increasing imbalance between the available spectrum capacity
and required levels needed to host growing data volumes has resulted
in inefficient radio resource management (RRM). Operators have
incurred significant costs in deploying hardware solutions to respond
to spectrum demands. The complex matrix of data interaction,
implementation, and management underlines the need for a flexible
architecture capable of managing diverse radio access technologies
(RATs) with applications and services. With operators opting for cloud
solutions, a unified platform is critical for seamless migration between
multi-RAT technologies and real-time event processing.
By implementing TCS’ HetNet platform, operators can:
TCS’ modular HetNet platform provides in-built features for vertical
handover in a diverse network setup. It offers IEEE 802.21 and Access
Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) stacks
implemented as modular common components, with highly
configurable decision-making algorithms in Python. The solution
offers components of the RRM layer of the long-term evolution (LTE)
stack and Wi-Fi Controller for better performance while executing
handovers, with multi-vendor and orchestration support. This helps
the telco operator implement innovative network solutions that
reduce expenditure and improve the end-customer experience.
Implement a best-fit solution: The solution offers equipment
vendors and telcos the flexibility to design and implement a
customized HetNet platform, depending on their requirements.
The componentized platform allows the user to choose from the
pre-integrated components for effective vertical handover in a
heterogeneous network scenario. With the application of analytics
driven solutions to network concerns, revenue streams are boosted.
Accelerate data and event processing: The HetNet platform is based
on Apache Storm, which supports an extremely high event processing
capability for real-time analytics. Advanced features such as complex
event processing, integration with Big Data, and predictive analytics
promote the design and implementation of new solutions, including
Self Organizing Network (SON) management, network predictive
analytics, and network optimization solutions.
Reduce operating costs and improve the time to market: The
HetNet platform allows efficient radio control management of a
heterogeneous network, thus reducing the overall OPEX and ensuring
better spectrum management. It also enables telcos to build
intelligent and innovative network solutions.
Improve customer experience: Quick design and deployment of the
HetNet platform enables effective customer experience management
with improved Quality of Experience (QoE).
Femto/Pico Controller
Wi-Fi AP Controller
HetNet Platform
Vertical HO based on IEEE 802.21 MIHF and 3GPP ANDSF
High Performance/Scalable Platform with Real Time Event Processing
Macro Cells
WiFi Access Points
Femto/Pico Cells
RF Interface
Better Network
Resource Utilization
Leverage for CRAN
Improved Spectral
SON Platform
Dynamic Services
(4G Monetization)
An Overview of TCS HetNet Platform
The TCS Advantage
By partnering with TCS, operators benefit from our:
To know more about TCS HetNet Solution, contact
[email protected]
Experience from partnerships with leading telecom companies:
TCS is working with four top global equipment vendors in coinnovating products and solutions in LTE networks and Small Cells.
Execution of a future-ready solution: TCS’ HetNet platform is one of
the few solutions which offer a vertical handover based on operatordefined criteria. Moreover, the handover decision intelligence is
compliant with both IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover (MIHF)
and 3GPP ANDSF specifications, offering a standardized solution.
The platform enables the design and implementation of nextgeneration solutions, including spectrum management, SON
management, and Cloud RAN with easy integration with other
analytics tools such as SciPy, Hadoop, and the R-Language.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business
solutions organization that delivers real results to global business,
ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a
consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled, infrastructure,
engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique
Global Network Delivery ModelTM, recognized as the benchmark of
excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group, India’s
largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has a global footprint and is listed
on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.
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