Cloud-based software accelerates the transition to 4g (VoLTE) voice serv.
Through network optimization and real-time problem solving, Optulink accelerates the transition from 2G and 3G networks to higher quality 4G for voice calls.
In the process, Optulink saves mobile operators billions by dramatically decreasing inefficiencies in the network.
With over three years of R&D completed, Optulink is already being used by two of the world’s largest mobile network operators. Optulink will be the go-to voice solution for a market that’s expected to reach $5.6 billion in 2018.
Reliability and Performance
Mobile network operators (MNOs) have spent years transitioning their data to faster, more reliable 4G LTE bands which also provides a much better network cost structure. To do anything less would alienate and frustrate their customers, leaving them with slow, spotty data coverage.
But in the transition, voice is being neglected.
Many MNO’s have kept their voice services on 2G and 3G networks which isproblematic. It’s slower to make a call, its lower quality of service and battery life is much shorter.
To compete, MNOs are moving to network infrastructures that provide high efficiency and quality.
And until many of the issues are resolved with 4G Voice over LTE (VoLTE) including reliability and performance, MNOs can’t retire their old legacy networks.
When a voice call is made over 4G, quality often suffers because the transition to 4G is riddled with technical difficulties. So users are often kicked back to 2G or 3G networks for voice.
That’s a missed opportunity, because spectrum on 4G is four times more efficient than spectrum on 3G, so if MNO’s transition those users to 4G and provide a reliable experience, it would free up a ton of spectrum they already own.
Optulink’s cloud-based service monitors 4G networks and fixes radio access technical issues in real-time, providing a better call experience on 4G, helping MNOs to complete the transition and freeing up the spectrum that is their lifeblood.
Optulink’s mobile voice optimization (MVO) software watches over 4G networks like a guardian angel, instantly detecting and resolving reliability and quality issues as they arise.
- Improves 4G voice reliability for up to 27 percent fewer blocked and dropped calls
- Increases voice quality
- Reduces over-the-top content (OTT) threats
- Provides fast resolution of 4G voice impairments
VoLTE is one of the most challenging issues facing many CTOs as MNO’s transition to VoLTE. Optulink’s platform improves voice quality across the board, delivering a superior user experience and reducing the risk of customer churn that so often comes with the bumpy transition to VoLTE.
Optulink’s real-time, patent-pending, IP flow-based trigger engine detects audio gaps and garbled voices instantly, determining the root cause and automatically optimizing the entire network infrastructure.
The impact on network reliability and on MNO’s bottom line—is huge. Transitioning all data and voice services to 4G networks costs less per gigabyte.
How valuable is this? For example, in North America alone, consider that 1,287 petabytes—or 1.2879 gigabytes flow through MNO networks every month.
Spectrum, to an MNO, is oxygen. When spectrum is hard to come by, the MNO’s health suffers. When it’s freed up, they breathe a little easier and their market opportunity is expanded.
Optulink automates the process of fine-tuning the radio access network, or RAN, where 80 percent of voice and data problems occur. Optulink processes data from the RAN and with the voice packets of every user which allows the Optulink platform to detect problems in real-time.
But more importantly, Optulink goes a step further, determining precisely what action will fix the problem, then verify that the problem is resolved or recommends another course of action to resolve the issue.
Network engineers can log into the Optulink platform, see problems as they occur and immediately view the automatically generated recommendations to fix the RAN problems, increasing efficiency by a factor of ten.
Optulink’s unique capabilities help Mobile Network Operators improve network performance and free up precious spectrum.
Bruce Peterson, CEO
Leadership is provided by proven tech entrepreneur Bruce Peterson, CEO. Bruce built and orchestrated a successful exit for Velocent, a Customer Experience Assurance (CEA) software company for mobile data which was acquired by Zettics. Optulink received $2.8 million in funding from the same investors that funded Velocent.
Brian McConnell, COO
Operational and marketing excellence provided by Brian McConnell. Brian was the VP/GM for Transport Products for Tellabs from 2007 to 2012 and the VP of Marketing for Tellabs from 2002 to 2007.
Michele D’Agostino, VP Product Management
Michele D’Agostino was senior product line manager for Alcatel-Lucent PdM for 3G Radio Network Controller (RNC) and OA&M from 2004 to 2013. Previously he was a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs