Cloud-based 5G RAN analytics automates data processing

Data processing, reporting and analytics are automated with the Nemo 5G radio access network (RAN) Analytics software by Keysight Technologies.

The automated cloud-based software streamlines data processing, as well as reporting and analytics, to speed analysis of a mobile operator’s 5G RAN performance.

It is based on a centralised, web-based data management platform for enterprise-level analytics and reporting. It enables operators, service contractors and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to accelerate network site acceptance, optimisation, benchmarking and troubleshooting. Nemo 5G RAN Analytics combines data analytics, built on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) frameworks, with an intuitive user interface (UI) to manage large amounts of data captured in a live 5G network.

The increase in multi-vendor 5G deployments is creating a need for synchronised data management tools that simplifies access to interactive views and accelerates the uploading, processing, analysis and reporting of large volumes of data, said Petri Toljamo, vice president and general manager for Nemo Wireless Network Solutions at Keysight. “By improving the efficiency in the data analytics workflow, Nemo 5G RAN Analytics supports smooth roll-outs of a wide range of 5G services in diverse network typologies,” he added.

Available as software as a service (SaaS), Nemo 5G RAN Analytics seamlessly connects with other Keysight Nemo solutions including Nemo Outdoor 5G NR Drive Test which is a laptop-based software for measuring the real end-user quality of experience (QoE) in 5G and legacy wireless networks.

There is also Nemo Cloud Remote Monitoring, a centralised, web-based service that enables users to remotely control and manage measurement fleets in real time.

Other mobile software tools are Nemo Handy, which is measurement software that uses Android-based commercial off the shelf (COTS) smartphones for verifying QoE in cellular networks. Another is Nemo Network Benchmarking which enables mobile operators to benchmark end-user QoE across multiple 5G NR and 4G LTE networks.

Finally there is Nemo Backpack 5G In-Building Benchmarking which allows users to measure in-building key performance indicators (KPIs) across multiple 5G networks simultaneously.

Combined, these Keysight’s Nemo software components enable users to quickly upload data captured in the field and share a common set of analytics reports across an organisation.

Centralising the data associated with a range of field-based measurements simplifies access to the data that underpins time-sensitive reporting, root cause analysis and other cross-organizational activities. Nemo 5G RAN Analytics enables users to automate a range of activities, including data throughput, radio frequency (RF) and voice performance analysis; identification of network issues and root-cause analysis; near real-time drill down diagnostics; benchmarking performance of devices and cellular networks; creating, managing and distributing customisable reports and dashboards; analysis of over the top (OTT) applications such as YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

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