Nokia Networks today said its Traffic Steering Manager can increase the capacity in the telecom network by 10 percent.
Since Nokia Networks’ Traffic Steering Manager can automatically direct traffic to the most effective radio network layer and reduce related operational effort by up to 70 percent.
The purpose of load balancing features is to avoid network congestion by distributing the traffic across different radio network layers, said Nokia Networks.
The Traffic Steering Manager ensures that the telecom traffic is distributed across the radio network layers. For instance, it can boost LTE layer usage automatically when deployed in the network. Traffic can be steered onto the best radio network layer according to network conditions and other criteria, e.g. device type.
Nokia’s Traffic Steering Manager combines all radio technologies such as 2G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi; macro and small cells as well as the core network to orchestrate the network capacity utilization.
Telecom operators can utilize the network according to business priorities if the capacity limits are reached.
On a typical mid-sized network with 32,000 3G and LTE cells, telecom operators can improve network efficiency, worth two million euros per annum.
Peter Patomella, vice president, CEM and OSS, Nokia Networks, said: “Traffic Steering Manager gives operators a way to utilize their network capacity more efficiently and at the same time utilize it exactly the way it best supports their business and strategy.”