Amdocs announced that Vodafone Hutchison Australia has deployed Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) solution to help with the program to improve its 4G coverage and customer experience across Australia. The solution helps Vodafone to free up 850 MHz spectrum previously used for 3G, so that it can be used for LTE. The 850 MHz spectrum is the most widely supported low-band spectrum currently supported by 4G smartphones and tablets, and provides a superior customer experience with fewer dropped data sessions.
Amdocs Self-Optimizing Networks enables service providers to automate the optimization of their radio networks, thereby reducing operating expenses and delaying capital expenditure through efficient traffic management, as well as improve the customer experience. In this deployment, the solution’s algorithms have been customized to meet Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s network spectrum and traffic steering goals.