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Kevin Fitchard signs off by saying: “Eventually, though, Intucell expects carriers to start using the technology dynamically, allowing the network to reconfigure itself in real-time. As mobile networks evolve from big tower-based macro systems into dense clusters of small cells, that kind of optimization will be key to powering the heterogeneous network (or HetNet) of the future”.
CNET explores AT&T’s Foundry activity, responsible for the discovery of innovative technologies providing AT&T with a competitive edge.
CNET tells the story of how AT&T adopted Intucell’s technology in no time granting the company a contract for national coverage due to staggering results. Read more
GigaOm reports on AT&T’s first step toward creating a heterogeneous network, or HetNet, of the future, in which a dense layer of small high-capacity cells lives under the macro-cellular umbrella. According to GigaOm, in order to deploy the 100,00 small cells AT&T has adopted Intucell’s self-optimizing network (SON) technology into its LTE and HSPA networks. This progressive cutting edge wireless technology essentially breathes life into what would normally be a bunch of static cells, allowing them to expand and contract to meet the changing capacity demands of the network. Read more
AT&T and Intucell are this year’s winners of the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award in the ”wireless network innovation” category. Intucell’s Self-Optimizing Network (SON) technology is deployed by AT&T in several markets across the US, improving mobile network quality and providing customers with a better user experience.
Intucell’s dynamic SON automates the engineering-intensive task of optimizing the Radio Access Network (RAN). Its intelligent system identifies in real time faulty or underutilized cells – and adjusts their configuration, thus creating a “breathing network” that constantly adapts to demand patterns.
Results from the field show the Intucell’s SON delivers as much as a 10% improvement in call retainability, 10% improvement in throughput and 15% reduction in overloading. AT&T plans to finalize its nationwide deployments by 2013.
“It’s an honor that Intucell together with AT&T has been identified as a leader in innovation in the wireless network”, said Rani Wellingstein, Intucell’s CEO.
FierceWireless covered Kristin’s Rinne, senior vice president of Network Technologies at AT&T Labs keynote speech at CTIA in which she presented Intucell.
GigaOm, the leading technology blog, has published an article referring to Intucell’s SON as a true SON technology.
According to the article, SON technology should allow operators react to network congestion by automatic network configurations in order to meet traffic demands, instead of reacting to congestion problems by installing new base station. Read more
Collaboration at AT&T Foundry results in increased capacity, self-healing networks, and improved call retention
Intucell’s automatic management system boosts performance of Israel’s fastest mobile network.
CAMPBELL, California, Nov. 18, 2011—Market research firm Infonetics Research today released a new 2G/3G Optimization and 4G Self-Organizing Network (SON) Software Market Outlook, the industry’s first realistic attempt to size the optimization market. The report sizes and forecasts the mobile network optimization (MNO) market, including 2G and 3G optimization software and 4G self-organizing network (SON) software aimed at automating LTE network rollouts.
“While 2G and 3G mobile network optimization has been around for two decades, SON — considered an unrealistic dream just 10 years ago — is new to the party as of 2009 as the first iteration of the ‘zero-touch’ network, diminishing human involvement in network operational tasks. Both segments of the market are growing as telecom operators race to reduce their opex and capex, but SON is about to skyrocket: we forecast global SON software revenue to grow at an 84% CAGR from 2010 to 2015, and 2G/3G optimization software revenue to grow at 4%,” notes Stéphane Téral, author of the report and principal analyst for mobile infrastructure at Infonetics Research. Read more
Jan. 20, 2011–Intucell, the first company to deliver automatic and dynamic optimization of mobile networks, has raised $6 million in equity funding from Bessemer Venture Partners.