BTC optimising next-gen mobile network with Infovista

BTC optimising next-gen mobile network with Infovista

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has selected several of Infovista’s products for next-generation 4G and 5G mobile network planning, testing, optimisation and benchmarking.

BTC operates Botswana’s leading nationwide 4.5G / LTE-Advanced network, and is using Infovista’s products to support the modernisation of its existing mobile network and optimise the planning of future 5G-ready network infrastructure.

Infovista’s TEMS Pocket, TEMS Paragon, TEMS Discovery and Planet products will allow BTC to test, benchmark and optimize the performance delivered by its mobile network, helping ensure that subscribers using connected services such as BTC Smega mobile money enjoy the best possible quality of experience.

To address BTC’s crowdsourced data requirements, Infovista has collaborated with digital experience specialist MOZARK. The latter firm’s network testing solution 5GMARK for Enterprise will gather data from BTC’s applications and network, to then be ingested and analysed by its data visualisation tool MAG-M. Synthetic testing, end-to-end automation and on-field infrastructure enable the report and diagnostic platform to monitor and identify failure points in any digital journey.

MOZARK’s crowdsourced data maps will assist BTC engineers in visualising network performance, informing decision-making around planning future network investments in Planet, and highlighting areas that require drive testing with TEMS. Infovista’s TEMS product suite will provide network testing and measurement, which BTC will use to increase the speed and accuracy of drive testing and benchmarking of its nationwide mobile network.

“Planning, deploying, and optimising a network in Botswana presents huge logistical and operational challenges. As we prepare to deploy 5G, we are confident that the combination of Infovista’s planning and network testing solutions gives us the capabilities we need to seamlessly and cost-effectively deploy and enhance our 4.5G network and continue to deliver the best possible quality of experience to our customers,” said Peter Olyn, General Manager Technology at BTC. 

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