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Rakuten Symphony RAN Commander Boosts Productivity for RAN Planning

Rakuten Symphony has launched the general availability of its Symworld™ RAN Commander solution for automated 5G mobile network planning and optimization. RAN Commander has proven to boost Radio Access Network (RAN) productivity planning by four times to overcome the limitations of conventional planning and optimization methods.

The ever-increasing number of connected devices demands real-time, data-driven planning to ensure the high performance and accuracy of premium coverage. In the 5G era, operators recognize the urgent need to scale processes through automation, improve and speed up decision-making with a much richer set of network and subscriber data, and minimize timelines and budgets for expensive, complex integration projects.

“Network planning and optimization has always been fragmented, with different teams responsible for different parts of the process. Symworld™ RAN Commander offers an integrated approach to RF planning and optimization on a single platform, enabling planning and optimization teams to collaborate closely with advanced tools and technologies as they design, deploy and optimize networks in a more coordinated and efficient manner,” said Narendra Narayana, president, intelligent operations business unit, Rakuten Symphony.

Symworld™ RAN Commander is a one-stop solution for all aspects of network planning and optimization, consolidating legacy PC-based tools, licenses and data into one managed cloud-native platform operation. This eliminates all problems with license management, single-user tool installation and scattered confidential data. All calculations and simulations are performed in the cloud, eliminating local processing delays while offering a customizable approach to network expansion, 5G profitability and business transformation.

Symworld™ RAN Commander empowers telecom operators with complete visibility and awareness of the live network, subscriber intelligence and traffic distribution, enabling targeted investments and actions for maximum returns at every phase of an operator’s network rollout journey. Rakuten Symphony’s vendor-agnostic solution uses real-time network data, which drives the planning process and facilitates optimization algorithms for accurate and reliable network planning, allowing operators to make effective and informed business decisions.

The Symworld™ RAN Commander suite comprises RAN Designer to dynamically plan a large-scale greenfield network or optimize expansion and configuration of existing networks for maximum performance via a user-friendly interface, as well as RAN Optimizer for network monitoring and optimization via a powerful geospatial interface with single-click visualization of network health, fault, configuration and performance, aggregated from highest to lowest granularity of geography and node. It also offers optimization capabilities with algorithms to identify and mitigate network coverage, capacity and interference issues.


Like all Rakuten Symphony Intelligent Operations solutions, the Symworld™ RAN Commander suite leverages the scalable, cloud-native Symworld™ Platform to streamline the complex mesh of support systems and custom integrations that all operators have accumulated. This helps telecom operators scale faster as cloud sets the pace for speed, innovation and network expectations. Symworld™ Platform allows for seamless integration between products within the RAN Commander suite and other Symworld™ applications to leverage the power of data for improved planning and optimization.


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