Service optimizes IP and cellular network performance.

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Designed to address optimization and management of network infrastructure for telecommunications operators, AIRCOM IQ Optimization Service includes hardware audit that analyzes network and planning data and consolidates datasets. It offers measurement collection function that uses customer mobile measurement reports to characterize network performance and build analysis; automated analysis toolset that detects network problems; and automatic optimization of network configuration.



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AIRCOM International Launches New AIRCOM IQ Intelligent Optimization Service



Toolset Analyzes and Optimizes IP and Cellular Network Performance, Detects Network Problems/Limitations, and Reduces Capital Expenditures for Network Growth and 3G Migration

Leatherhead, UK - January 20, 2009 - AIRCOM International (www.aircominternational.com), the leading independent mobile network planning and optimization consultancy, today announced its new AIRCOM IQ optimization service, a platform that analyzes and optimizes cellular network performance, detects network problems and limitations, and reduces capital expenditures for network growth and 3G (third generation) migration.

As telecommunications operators grow their networks to meet rising customer demand, AIRCOM IQ addresses the need for efficient optimization and management of their network infrastructure. The key components of the AIRCOM IQ toolset include: a hardware audit that analyzes network and planning data and consolidates datasets, identifying missing and incomplete information; a measurement collection function that uses customer mobile measurement reports to characterise network performance and build analysis; an automated and flexible analysis toolset that detects network problems (e.g. swapped sectors, faulty transceivers, etc.); and automatic optimization that enhances performance by improving the configuration of the network.

"With 2G technologies still generating most of the revenue for operators and these networks requiring continuous optimization to respond to subscriber growth, AIRCOM IQ offers an ideal solution to reduce network-oriented operational expenditures through increased optimisation efficiency, capacity gains and better traffic management," said Marty Smuin, president of the Americas for AIRCOM International. "By creating efficient services that guarantee 2G performance improvements, operators can focus their operating expenditures on 3G and 4G technologies, new service offerings and network infrastructure growth."

Changes in business conditions, such as spectrum refarming and sharing, mean that 2G networks need to be revisited quickly and efficiently. AIRCOM IQ uses mobile measurement reports to determine 2G network performance as seen by terminals and for all users, both indoor and outdoor. Using a combination of switch and probe measurements, the AIRCOM solution provides optimisation that is both accurate and simple.

"We can help operators reduce churn by addressing pockets of poor efficiency and weak performance, delivering an optimized view of network performance as their customers perceive it," said Smuin. "AIRCOM IQ offers a complete, vendor-independent solution that utilizes customer generated measurements to ensure real network improvements."

While the initial functionality of AIRCOM IQ is geared toward 2G networks, future enhancements will include 3G and 4G optimization, antenna reconfiguration, capacity management that leverages traffic information to provide new insights on user locations, parameter optimization and LTE/HSPA+ optimization.

AIRCOM IQ will be available from March 2009.

About AIRCOM

AIRCOM is an independent provider of network and data management tools and services. The company specializes in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimization for IP and cellular networks.

Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 years of experience across 131 countries for over half of the world's mobile operators, including more than 3.5 million man hours working on 3G networks alone. Every day 19 out of the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve the coverage and customer experience for more than 1.1 billion subscribers.

AIRCOM continues to grow its customer base each year, offering advice, training and support services, backed by high performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators.

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