Network Planning & Design

NetCracker’s Network Planning & Design provides a comprehensive set of capabilities to plan, design, and develop changes and upgrades for various network technologies including: next-generation optical, HFC, xPON, xDSL, IP, MPLS, VLAN, VPLS, mobile (GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, WiMAX), Wi-Fi, Metro E, microwave, and satellite. Network Planning & Design enables a full set of structured activities for effective network extension, including statistical analysis and capacity demand forecasting; trend-based network planning; collaborative design creation; and consecutive network build-out.

Network Planning & Design includes the following components:
  • Network Trending & Forecasting: provides analysis and reporting capabilities for monitoring network statistics and forecasting demand
  • Network Planning: enables overall network extension management from demand to roll-out and facilitates selection and approval of the most suitable plan
  • Network Design: facilitates collaboration among network planners, designers, and engineers by providing them with tools such as Design and approval workflows; Version management (including comparison and mergers); Advanced GUI design capabilities with version highlighting
  • Network Build-Out: streamlines step-by-step network extension and enables effective third-party management
Key benefits include:
  • Coordinated trending, planning, design, and build-out activities through one system to minimize capital expenses and optimize network usage while ensuring continuity of service delivery
  • Ability to analyze trends in network usage to remedy potential capacity shortages in a timely manner that prevents SLA violations
  • Ability to select the most appropriate network extension plan through extensive rule-based comparison capabilities
  • Ability to design alternative implementations of networks, supporting new services through unified, comprehensive network models
  • Ability to manage third-party relationships for coordinated network extension through pre-integration with NetCracker’s Workforce Management

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Network Planning & Design

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"The breadth and depth of NetCracker’s solution and technical expertise will take our operations to an advanced level, one consistent with our 3G and future network deployments. We will now be able to deploy the innovative, high-quality, personalized services our customers demand with reduced cost and faster time-to-market."