Cisco’s optimising tech lands on Vodafone network

Cisco’s optimising tech lands on Vodafone network

Vodafone has claimed that new technology from Cisco will give it a superior quality network.

The operator has deployed Cisco’s Self Optimising Network (SON) technology across its network. The system is designed to ‘monitor usage levels in real time and direct calls to alternative masts or antennas, distributing traffic more effectively to reduce congestion.’  

It can also be used to assist the brand’s engineers to optimise the network, ensure special events are covered and planning for future customer demand.

The commitment by all the networks to provide 90% of geographical coverage has meant that operators need to find new ways to demonstrate that their service is superior. The introduction of this type of technology reveals a way in which Vodafone is attempting to differentiate its offering to consumers.

Vodafone UK’s CTO Jorge Fernandes said: ‘We continue to innovate to help ensure that our customers never miss calls and have the best possible network experiences. Using Cisco SON is another important step toward that goal and we have already seen improvements not only in call set up failure, but also in dropped call reduction.’


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