Use-case: CICS Application NetCube

An OSS Mediation Use Case

NetCube for Network Analysis - By CICS

Background

NetCube places end-to-end customer account analysis in the most easy to use desktop tool available today – Excel! To effectively measure data service performance and at the same time deliver root-cause analysis, operators need to correlate subscriber positioning and KPI metrics such as throughput in real-time. The challenges in achieving this new OSS are considerable. For instance:

Background


The MediationZone Solution

The MediationZone Solution

CICS has together with its partner DigitalRoute, created a solution to these challenges that we believe provides operators with a new OSS paradigm. Assurance and Analytics applications are based on probe data which is collected and consolidated by DigitalRoute’s industry-leading MediationZone platform providing an horizontal integration layer. MediationZone correlates form all network segments, to create actionable information adapted to the target application. The platform filters away and refines the raw data and thereby off-loads the database layer by 90-95%, and secures management of data type diversity in both online and offline mode.


The Result

NetCube is an OLAP cube built with multiple different dimensions to achieve maximum flexibility and it delivers the power to create and update management reports on the fly encompassing analysis of very long time series right down to 15 minute granularity.

This means that Excel exports from OSS tools become a thing of the past while doing effective time series analysis is made easy. NetCube provides a front-end tool that everyone in your organization is already familiar with so staff can quickly create management dashboards and more, literally in a matter of minutes.

Utilizing state of the art MediationZone technology, CICS applications bridge the gap between the Business departments and the Technical departments of telecom operators. By bringing these different sides of the organization closer, new ways of looking at problems and possible solutions arise. They open up new possibilities for the Service Provider to make the best use of resources and achieve greater performance, while at the same time satisfying customer's needs via:

  • Better leverage existing hardware.
  • Removing hardware bottlenecks and lower TCO.
  • Simplify operations when scaling architectures through automatic data distribution.
  • Optimize data streams.
  • Gain protection from disruptive changes in the network via a better picture of resource utilisation.
  • Ensure the continuous availability of services.
  • See the complexity of the underlying network in one, end-to-end service experience record.
  • Minimize revenue loss and reduce risk for churn!
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