P.I. Works has been a long-standing network automation partner of Turkcell. P.I. Works and Turkcell have successfully completed the largest Centralized SON project worldwide in terms of the number of modules deployed, which has also been recognized with an award at the “Self-Organizing Networks World”.
Now, both companies took a major step that will expedite Turkcell’s network densification efforts and ensure the delivery of ultra high speed experience in urban areas with Turkcell’s powerful 4.5G infrastructure. As a part of the project, P.I. Works Centralized SON solution has been used to automate Turkcell’s LTE-FDD (non-mMIMO) and LTE-TDD (mMIMO) network. During busy hours, in case of additional capacity need, the traffic on LTE-FDD cells were offloaded to high capacity LTE-TDD mMIMO cells. The automated load balancing actions handled approximately 50% more concurrent users and data volume in hotspot locations during busy hours.
Turkcell CTO Gediz Sezgin said: “We have been working intensively to further enhance network capacity and improve overall user experience in preparation for 5G. Automating the management of Turkcell’s mMIMO systems is an important milestone in reaching that goal. I would like to thank Turkcell and P.I. Works teams for their efforts. Such automation capabilities empower us to deliver unique customer experience and enhance the quality of Turkcell’s digital services.”
P.I. Works CEO and Cofounder Başar Akpınar said: “P.I. Works is committed to driving the evolution of mobile network management towards zero touch network operations. This will be an important enabler of diverse 5G use cases. We have been working closely with Turkcell to automate their network operations at every level. As a trusted partner, we will continue to deliver advanced, AI-Assisted network automation solutions that will accelerate Turkcell’s transition to 5G.”
ABOUT TURKCELL: Turkcell is a digital operator headquartered in Turkey, serving its customers with its unique portfolio of digital services along with voice, messaging, data and IPTV services on its mobile and fixed networks. Turkcell Group companies operate in 6 countries – Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Northern Cyprus, Germany, Moldova. Turkcell launched LTE services in its home country on April 1st, 2016, employing LTE-Advanced and 3 carrier aggregation technologies in 81 cities. Turkcell offers up to 10 Gbps fiber internet speed with its FTTH services. Turkcell Group reported TRY21.3 billion revenue in FY18 with total assets of TRY42.8 billion as of December 31, 2018. It has been listed on the NYSE and the BIST since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr
About P.I. Works
P.I. Works is the leading provider of AI-assisted and automated mobile network planning, management and optimization solutions. P.I. Works combines field-proven expertise with its award-winning product portfolio and services. These solutions empower Mobile Operators to accelerate network transformation, improve network quality and reduce network management costs on the way to 5G. P.I. Works has deployed its solutions at 47 mobile network operators in 35 countries. P.I. Works also plays an important role in the development of key standards that define the future of mobile networks. We actively contribute to the ETSI, GTI, 3GPP standardization forum and open source initiatives.
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