First Beam-Based Network Optimization Solution to Track User Traffic Clusters

Mobile wireless access experts, Blue Danube Systems, have released a new cloud-based platform with advanced RAN optimization and management functions called the BeamMaster. The solution is aimed at helping mobile operators maximize their network resources and deliver the best user experience.

Building on top of Blue Danube’s BeamPlanner, the industry’s first beam-based optimization platform, BeamMaster expands the platform’s capabilities to account for real-time user traffic detection and hotspot pattern recognition. The combined solution precisely detects a single user or a cluster of users within one degree of accuracy, enabling operators to identify and dynamically serve traffic hotspots.

The BeamMaster applies advanced Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to the data generated from real time 3D beam scans provided by Blue Danube’s Massive MIMO antenna along with the data derived from the operator’s network-level big data. The ML powered analytics engine continuously evaluates site traffic and network Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to aid the design, planning and optimization of the Radio Access Network (RAN) deployment.

Leveraging the various modules of BeamMaster, operators can significantly reduce both time and cost at every stage of the RAN deployment cycle - from site selection, RF planning, network deployment, to performance management. Commercial deployments of BeamMaster have resulted in reduction of traditional RAN deployment time by as much as three times.

The BeamMaster Suite includes:
  • BeamPlanner, a comprehensive simulation platform to identify the most critical sites and assign effective beam patterns based on site and user analytics.
  • BeamTracking, a module for operators to gain insights of its network environment by automatically identifying hotspots in the desired coverage area.
  • BeamCompass, an intuitive and precise method to determine and maintain active antenna’s mechanical settings without expensive truck rolls.
  • BeamTraining, an ML assisted module leveraging operator’s KPI data that quickly converges to best beam patterns and continuously updates them for optimal performance.
  • BeamRegistry, a single pane of glass dashboard for a hands-off automated network management. Its open APIs enable operators to integrate seamlessly into existing network management framework.

Blue Danube will be at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, California from October 22-24. The company will be showcasing its complete product portfolio at South Hall, Booth 1051.

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