Azercell/Argela Press Release

Press Release

Azercell- the leading mobile operator of Azerbaijan with more than 5 million subscriber base announce that Argela Real Time Monitoring (RTM) and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution is successfully launched to Azercell mobile network. Argela RTM and CEM solution includes Argela Probe Based Network performance monitoring, Service and Customer Analytics applications. Argela RTM and CEM solution is used for real time monitoring of network performance and service quality and evaluating customer experience. 

 With the underlying passive probes, Argela NPM application real time monitors performance of all network nodes and identifies performance problems and anomalies. Argela NPM also offers troubleshooting tools for investigation and analysis of network problems and issues. Argela NPM helps network operation and support teams with early identification of problems and to shortening identification of failure causes and provides usage and utilization KPIs which is a valuable input for network planning teams. 

  Apart from NPM Argela Customer and Services Analytics tools are also deployed to Azercell network within the scope of the project. Experience of subscribers for each delivered mobile service such as Voice, messaging, mobility is evaluated and displayed via Argela Customer Analytics GUI. Argela Customer Analytics also provides tools for proactive care of VIP and corporate subscribers. With Service Analytics tool, Azercell service assurance team can display the end to end quality of Voice, SMS, CSFB and mobility services for overall network and per location. Argela Service Analytics tool also includes Roaming and Interconnection Analytics for roaming and interconnection quality analysis and Device analytics tool for device model based quality and usage analysis.  

“With the Argela RTM and CEM solution which is launched successfully in a planned period of time due to Pandemic, we started real time monitoring of the mobile network and services.  We gain full visibility on our mobile network, network services and experience of our subscribers. We now can identify network problems, performance degradation just in few seconds. This gave us opportunity to take early measures before problem starts to affect more subscribers. Now we can also identify the experience of our mobile subscribers and e2e quality of our mobile services in real time. I would like to thank Azercell and Argela project teams for their collaboration, professional work and successful completing the project in these difficult circumstances caused by Covid Pandemic.”, – said Marat Hamidov, Chief Technology Officer in Azercell.

Türk Telekom and Juniper Networks Partners via Netsia’s New Technology

Juniper Networks and Türk Telekom Create Joint Innovation Path for Accelerated Open RAN Development and Deployment

Exclusive global license agreement covering RAN technology, expertise and commercial deployment commitment to advance shift toward Open RAN, 5G and cloud-native networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif and ISTANBUL, Turkey.–Juniper Networks, (NYSE: JNPR) a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, and Türk Telekom Group (Türk Telekom), Turkey’s world-class, first and largest integrated telecom operator have announced completion of a groundbreaking new technology and commercial partnership to accelerate innovation in support of the Open RAN (Open Radio Access Network) 5G ecosystem.

The partnership comprises:
• An exclusive global licensing agreement with Netsia, a subsidiary of Türk Telekom Group company Argela in the USA, to transfer its leading-edge Radio Intelligent Controller (RIC) technology to Juniper, including related source code and patents plus exclusive rights to develop and sell products and solutions that integrate with RIC.
• Permanent transfer of technical domain experts from Netsia to Juniper’s CTO team in support of RIC’s integration into Juniper’s product portfolio, further strengthening the company’s Open RAN and 5G expertise.
• Committed purchase of Juniper products and solutions by Türk Telekom to support its next generation Open RAN and 5G deployment. This will include an initial proof-of-concept project in late 2021, which will incorporate RIC technology and Juniper’s broader portfolio.

Netsia – an applied research organization and pioneer in Open RAN and 5G – is widely regarded as an industry-leading innovator in the RIC landscape, with 21 patents granted for its technology to date. The Netsia 4G and 5G RIC is in the advanced stage of development following approximately five years of rigorous research and development, and numerous proof-of-concept trials already successfully completed or underway with major service providers around the world.

RIC technology helps to operationalize Open RAN by providing intelligent, cloud-based control of disaggregated and virtualized radio functions across the access and edge domains. It is also an important component of end-to-end network slicing, enabling ‘tuning’ of various radio access resources to reliably deliver against granular SLAs (Service Level Agreements) for specific use cases. In addition, RIC unlocks innovation in the radio domain by leveraging both near-real-time and non-real-time user and network data to create and deploy innovative, AI-driven applications and services. Collectively, the products and solutions resulting from this agreement will enable Türk Telekom and other service providers to deploy open, intelligent 5G radio infrastructure, eventually strengthening the Open RAN and 5G ecosystem.

Coupled with Juniper’s existing domain orchestration portfolio (NorthStar in the transport domain and Contrail in the data center domain), the innovations resulting from this agreement will further extend the company’s network slicing capabilities across the radio, transport and telco cloud domains. It paves the way for Juniper to ultimately offer a truly cloud-native, scalable platform with end-to-end network slicing and orchestration across next-generation access, IP transport and core networks. This will lay the foundation for service providers to deliver secure, assured service experience for thousands of applications based on a multi-tenant, multi-cloud, multi-domain and any-access infrastructure, opening up new monetization and innovation opportunities.
Juniper and Türk Telekom are equally committed to the importance of open and agile architectures, in particular the evolution of vRAN architectures in the Open RAN community. Juniper and Netsia are both active members of the O-RAN Alliance. The agreement between the two organizations is designed to bring to market open, intelligent and secure RAN solutions that will help democratize radio access in the spirit of the Open RAN philosophy. This one-of-a-kind partnership between a supplier and a customer is also a testimony to new ways of collaboration and joint innovation which is required to accelerate the ecosystem towards widespread deployment of cost-effective, open and best-of-breed infrastructure as service providers and enterprises embrace the Cloud, 5G and AI era.

Supporting Quotes:

“We have been working for a long time on cutting-edge RIC technologies that will play an active role in setting global 5G standards. The software developed by Netsia provides high capacity, scalable, flexible, personalized network and service solutions for the mobile communication needs of the future. We have achieved a strong synergy with the combination of Netsia’s know-how and productization capacity with Juniper’s customer network and geographic reach. As Türk Telekom Group, we are incredibly happy to offer our products, which are the achievements of Turkish engineering, to the world.”
– Ümit Önal, Chief Executive Officer, Türk Telekom

“As service providers expand on their 5G coverage, they continue to look at ways to run their networks more efficiently with open flexibility, while looking at ways to optimize profitability. Deploying OpenRAN is an integral part of a service provider’s open network architectural journey, removing the traditional hardware lock-in and moving to vendor-neutral hardware- and software-defined technology. Juniper’s onboarding of the Radio Intelligent Controller in partnership with Türk Telekom is vital for boosting the Open RAN ecosystem and driving improved service profitability and experience for service providers.”
– Ray Mota, Principal Analyst, ACG Research

“Juniper believes that assuring the right service experience is key for monetizing the next decade of 5G applications. Development and integration of world-class RIC technology brings this vision another step closer by enabling the combination of end-to-end network slicing and the power of AI-driven service experience. Our dynamic collaboration with Türk Telekom and Netsia is founded on shared principles of an open approach to technology development, the fundamental importance of disaggregation and programmability and the drive toward a cloud native infrastructure from the telco cloud into the services edge and radio networks. In short, our organizations agree that the cloud is the network and the network is the cloud.”
– Rami Rahim, Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Networks

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking and security in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, AI-driven networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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About Argela

Founded in 2004 to develop solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s high-tech needs in the telecommunications industry, Argela joined Türk Telekom in 2007. Argela, together with its Silicon Valley subsidiary Netsia, is conducting R&D and innovation activities related to the next generation of telecommunication technologies. Argela develops strategic projects in cooperation with defense industry organizations in Turkey, and adds value on a global scale through its intellectual property and patent applications in the USA, especially on the 5G technologies.

About Netsia

Founded in 2008 as a 100 percent subsidiary of Argela, Netsia, which is operating in Sunnyvale, USA, is a R&D company specializing in the latest network solutions. Netsia, one of the leading companies offering solutions for next generation networks, has gained an important position in the market by working with many large companies in the ecosystem. Netsia offers supplier-independent solutions for fixed and mobile virtual networks with its multi-access cloud core network.

Argela and Netsia Shines at ONF’s Spotlight Series on Broadband

Source: Open Networking Foundation

The ONF has launched an exciting series, the ONF Spotlight Series, that combines live virtual keynotes and on-demand plenary panel sessions, presentations and demonstrations. The first ONF Spotlight in the series is focused on open source Broadband related topics; additional sessions that will be conducted throughout the remainder of this year include “5G Transformation with Open Source”, “Enterprise Mobile Edge Cloud-as-a-Service” and “SDN Infrastructure”.

The ONF Spotlight – Broadband virtual event took place on July 7th and 8th with presentations and discussions focused on how broadband infrastructures are evolving by leveraging open source solutions to meet increasing demand. It was highlighted by lively operator keynote presentations on each of these days by executives from Deutsche Telekom and Turk Telekom as well as ONF, followed by engaging roundtable discussion that explored some of their experiences and benefits in embracing an open source strategy.

ONF Spotlight – Broadband also included an additional 15 engaging pre-recorded technical presentations, operator and vendor panels and a demonstration, by industry experts, including BT, Telefonica, Google Fiber, Argela Technologies, Edgecore, Radisys, Netsia, Dell EMC and Infosys.

You may see the presentations by Argela and Netsia below. For all of the other video presentations and slides from this event go to https://www.opennetworking.org/events/onf-spotlight-broadband to register and view all the engaging video presentations and slides.

ONF’s SEBA and BBF’s CloudCO, Bringing Two Worlds Together by Burak Gorkemli from Netsia

SEBA in Production: Lessons Learned by Cem Erdogmus and Huseyin Ahmet Aydin from Netsia

Dynamic Mac Learning by Gamze Abaka from Netsia

Supply Chain Panel for ONF 2020 Broadband Spotlight – ONF, Netsia, Edgecore Networks, & Radisys

SEBA as a Building Block to Transform Enterprise Broadband Services – Starlite Technologies, VMware, Netsia

Multicast in SEBA by Esin Karaman & Ozge Ayaz from Netsia

 

Azercell will improve network performance with Argela solutions

AZERCELL, the leading operator of Azerbaijan, will further increase its network performance with Argela solutions, thus accelerating the transition to digital customer solutions.

Argela, the next-generation digital telecommunications solutions provider of Türk Telekom, continues to export technology solutions developed at world standards. Azercell will maximize network performance by using Argela’s “Mobile Network Performance Monitoring and Customer Experience Management” solutions.

Argela, Turkey’s leading information and communication technology company, has initiated a notable collaboration with Azercell, one of the three operators active in Azerbaijan. Under the agreement, Azercell, the leading operator of Azerbaijan with approximately 4.8 million subscribers, will use “Mobile Network Performance Monitoring and Customer Experience Management” solutions developed by Argela.

DOMESTIC SOLUTIONS EXPORTER

Argela CEO Bülent Kaytaz said that after Ethio Telecom, one of the biggest operators in Africa and operating in Ethiopia, Azercell started to use Argela solutions as well.

“As Argela, we conduct research and development activities in the field of next-generation telecommunication technologies and pioneer our sector. We develop 5G and beyond technologies with our special position in the league of leading companies that direct communication technologies, working nonstop to gain new competitive advantages,” Kaytaz said. “In today’s highly competitive conditions for telecommunications operators, network efficiency, operational skills and customer experience are of top importance and priority. Thanks to the solutions we have developed as Argela, operators can monitor the network performance in real-time on the voice and data side and achieve the highest efficiency.

“We are pleased that Azercell, one of the largest operators in the Caspian region, to have opted for our solutions in the field of mobile network performance improvement and customer experience. The project we launched last year with Ethio, the largest operator in Ethiopia, is progressing rapidly. We will further increase our success in the international arena with new collaborations that we will announce in the future.”

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

Argela Mobile Network Performance Monitoring System enables operators to detect problems that may occur at any point in end-to-end in mobile networks in real-time and thus take fast and effective measures. Efficient analysis of data and statistics ensures maximum network efficiency and uninterrupted operability. The innovative technology solution developed by Argela will ensure that any situation that may adversely affect the quality of voice and data services offered by Azercell and Ethio Telecom to their subscribers can be identified in the fastest way, thus accelerating decision-making and response processes and maximizing the quality of the service provided.

Argela’s Customer Experience Management solution also provides real-time reports by evaluating subscribers on the basis of the communication device used and the business groups to which they are connected, and also, if desired, to improve customer experience according to different sub-groups.

Argela Attends 5G World Summit in London

Argela attended this year’s 5G World Summit in London. Argela’s VP of Wireless Mr. Oguz Oktay and Director of Wireless Access Mr. Arda Akman represented the company at the event. Arda Akman participated in a panel on “Open Source & 5G” following his presentation on “Disaggregation and Slicing the RAN”.

You can see the presentation here: Arda_Akman_Netsia_5G_World_2019_Presentation

Argela and Netsia also took part in the workshop on “Realising the 5G cloud with open source, virtualization and SDN”, held by Open Networking Foundation.

Netsia Showcases in Mobile World Congress 2019

Netsia exhibited at the Mobile World Congress 2019, one of the world’s biggest technological events, in Barcelona with its’ latest solutions and demonstrations. This year Netsia was a sponsor to Open Networking Foundation’s Exhibiton Stand with a demo station of its’ own and held an intensive “Power Hour” session on “Multi-Access Telco Edge Cloud for Fixed Mobile Convergence”.

You can see and download Netsia’s Power Hour presentation right here:

http://www.netsia.com/netsia-showcases-in-mobile-world-congress-2019/

Netsia Team at the MWC 19

Netsia’s Multi Access Cloud solutions were demonstrated to the visitors also were the RAN Slicing and ONAP integration components which Netsia developed. Bülent Kaytaz, CEO of Netsia, commented: “Netsia is pleased have contributed RAN slicing and ONAP integration components of the ONF’s MWC 2019 demo.  By offering SDN control of the RAN access layer, operators are able to deliver multiple service offerings over a single infrastructure while delivering an enhanced user experience. This is all accomplished by better utilizing licensed wireless spectrum – one of any operator’s most precious resources.

Turkey’s Minister of Transport and Communication Mr. Mehmet Cahit Turhan and Deputy Minister Mr. Ömer Fatih Sayan visited our stand, observed the demos and received detailed information as Turkey intends to be a flag-bearer in adopting 5G and Netsia’s patented technologies will be the cornerstone of unlocking the full potential of 5G.

Take a look at the below animations to see what Netsia’s RAN Slicing and Multi Access Cloud Solutions will enable when 5G arrives.

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5G & Network Transformation Conference was held by Argela and Netsia in Istanbul

Netsia and Argela together organized the 5G and Network Transformation Conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 18th October 2018 with valuable contribution of Istanbul Technical University.
The conference brought together the contributors of 5G from various fields and perspectives. Speakers from non-profit and open source standardization organizations, global telecoms operators, world class educational institutions, technology giants and governmental bodies enriched the conference with their presence and talked about 5G’s development, what it will bring and how we must transform our infrastructure to completely enable 5G.

Click on the link below to access and download the conference’s presentations:

http://www.netsia.com/5g-network-transformation-conference/

You can also watch the videos of each speech at our Youtube channel. Click on the link below to go to our channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSa9FrAGqFArRXxVB3gN9kg/featured?view_as=subscriber

Take a look at the conference agenda and don’t miss the next one!

Netsia attends MWC Americas as a Gold Sponsor to ONF, showcases Netsia MAC

Bora Eliaçık

Netsia attended the Mobile World Congress Americas on September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. More than 22,000 visitors from more than 110 countries checked out the latest developments in the industry. The newest product family Netsia MAC (Multi Access Cloud) was showcased for the first time at the ONF booth where Netsia was a Gold Sponsor.

Thanks to its’ multi access cloud architecture, Netsia MAC product family will be able to provide services to both fixed and mobile subscribers from the same edge office and infrastructure, thus lowering the capex and opex by virtualizing fixed and mobile equipment on the same edge office. Netsia’s another innovative and patented technology ProgRAN is also being used for Netsia MAC to enable an integrated network slicing on both radio and optical network. Faster, easier connectivity for the base stations of a mobile network and deployment of new services and lower delay in services are expected to increase customer satisfaction thanks to Netsia MAC.