Visualization and Performance Analysis Method for 4G Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2005 - 11th European Wireless Conference 2005 - Next Generation wireless and Mobile Communications and Services
04/10/2006 - 04/13/2005 at Nicosia, Cyprus

Proceedings: European Wireless 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wallenius, Eero (Nokia Networks, Operations Solutions Business Unit, Hatanpäänvaltatie 30, 33100 Tampere, Finland)
Alanen, Olli; Hämäläinen, Timo (Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland)
Helanterä, Henri (Tampere University of Technology, Automation and Control Institute (ACI), 33101 Tampere, Finland)

As the future 4G networks grow and new services emerge, new intelligent, informative way of visualization and managing the network and service states are required. In this paper a Real-Time 4G System and Network State based Visualization tool is presented. Current tele-network management tools and methods have lived through the years quite unchanged because there has not been any need for Real-Time type management system except on the Fault Management side that has been managed by typical fall log listing based inherited form the teletype age. There has actually been only one service, Circuit Switched calls, in the old POTS networks that could have been managed by simple Erlang based mathematics and ruling. Future 4G networks and services are managed totally different basis as they are Packet Switched and the traffic is based on IP/TCP and IP/UDP protocols in the cellular Core network and in the future Radio Access Networks are moving also towards IP based solutions. From the management point of view there are many similarities with the Internet but also many exceptions caused by the different control, call and charging architecture that Internet is almost totally lacking at the moment. Total control and management of this integrated entirety is the goal of the presented management tool.