Access to the Core
Networks are growing, becoming increasingly more complex as wireless services continue to expand into new corners of the globe and into new kinds of solutions like Internet Of Things (IoT).
With this growth comes increased pressure for many of us. The world we live in is mobile-first, so as users, we want these services to work instantaneously and without issues. For service providers, this is where the importance of having end-to-end visibility from access to the core comes in.
Service providers have been historically very influential when it comes to driving technology to end users, even when they underestimate the impact of these technologies. Their networks are dense, multi-vendor, multi- technology beasts that cover vast geographies.
To keep all this from becoming a chaotic mess, different technologies are grouped together based on function. You have your Radio Access Network (RAN), which allows mobile devices to connect and communicate, your Enhanced Packet Core (EPC), which converts mobile-specific protocols into internet friendly technologies, your IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which provides session control, presence and AAA to mobile subscribers so they can access the networks and applications they need. All of this is supported by large PDH, SDH, DWDM and IP networks that provide connectivity to elements in the layers or to large datacenters.
Many of the world’s largest mobile service providers depend on SevOne to ensure the quality of their customer experience over their different networks. They want to ensure a fast, reliable experience so customers don’t leave for another network.
This leaves the ultimate question: what part of the infrastructure will affect the customer experience and how can we be aware of it? This question, which we call “The visibility gap,” has lead SevOne to create more integrations to collect data deeper and deeper into the service provider infrastructure in order to close the visibility gap.
This data sits in a variety of systems, most of which communicate via structured, time series data that we collect via the SevOne xStats platform. These adapters allow our customers to quickly deploy integrations and ensure that they are closing their visibility gaps and have the right data, at their fingertips, to achieve true operational insights.
For more on how service providers can gain better visibility into future capacity needs, download our free whitepaper, “4 Ways Service Providers Can Improve Capacity Forecasts.”