Top 5 U.K. Mobile Provider Drives Growth, Ensures Network Reliability with SevOne
One of the U.K.’s largest mobile networks, this firm provides text, talk and data services to 9.2 million customers, including 5.4 million 4G subscribers.
In the hyper-competitive mobile and telecom markets in the U.K., innovation can be a double-edged sword. Innovative companies are the ones that always seem to be ahead of the pack, quicker to deliver new services, apps, or features that their customers love. When a company gets innovation right, it pays huge dividends in terms of customer loyalty and competitive advantages.
However, it’s not easy weaving the latest technologies into new services that will be a hit with customers. New offerings need to be in sync with customers’ changings requirements and preferences, and they need to meet customers’ expectations of reliability and coverage. Doing anything less impacts the customer experience.
This was the challenge facing one of the U.K.’s largest mobile providers: deliver innovative new products and services smoothly with coverage for all customers and with carrier-grade reliability. Consistently ranked as having the U.K.’s most reliable network, the company wanted to ensure that all new services met its high reliability standards.
The effort initially focused on two new services. The first service eliminates indoor blackout spots for mobile users by using a low-frequency signal that can penetrate much deeper into buildings. The second service, the company’s first IMS offering, enables customers to talk and text using a Wi-Fi connection when no mobile signal is available.
“With our highly complex, multi-vendor network environment, we needed a strategic solution that would let us quickly capture and make sense of a very large and diverse set of performance metrics,” said the company’s Operational Systems Support Manager. “The legacy tools we were using just weren’t giving us the visibility we needed.”
The company identified four core requirements that it needed to address:
“We looked at solutions from a range of other vendors, but none of their products met our requirements,” said the OSS manager. “We started to get concerned about the lack of viable options, but those concerns evaporated once we evaluated the SevOne Platform.”
Business Benefits and Results
Over the past few years, the company has had the fastest growing network in the U.K. The SevOne Platform contributed to this success by providing the performance management capabilities needed to support the company’s new services.
Numbers illustrate the success. The mobile provider’s new LTE offering that leverages Wi-Fi now has over 1.5 million subscribers, and its 4G coverage, including the low-frequency signal for better indoor coverage, now extends to over 3.2 million U.K. households. The SevOne Platform has also delivered improvements in other operational areas, including network inventory management, service provisioning, network configuration, and fault management.
Following are some of the main business benefits this mobile provider has gained with SevOne’s world-class network monitoring and management capabilities:
In summary, SevOne enabled this major U.K. mobile provider to monitor and manage its complex network more effectively. It can now bring innovative and reliable services to market faster than its competitors, gaining market share and delighting customers.