Netradar participated at Critical Communications World 2023 event which was first time ever arranged in Finland. Our solutions were displayed at Finnish pavilion comprising of Finnish authorities and the public safety operator Erillisverkot.
Migration from legacy 2G voice-based systems to 5G broadband leveraging state of the art voice, video and data services was widely discussed at various conference presentations. Some countries have already launched their broadband services, while others are busy with their deployment projects or considering their alternatives (latter being minority).
Although markets do differ, there are lot of commonalities:
- Critical communication operators typically have their own core to control security and service development aspects
- In most of the cases radio access network comes from one or many public operators, however these networks have typically been extended in their coverage, capacity and augmented with suitable network hardening
- Customer first – came up as a theme in many of the conference presentations – after all, how well the connectivity product works in the hands of users matters the most
Regardless of the way the connectivity is provided, it must fulfill the needs of the end users in their daily tasks. These end users are the most demanding ones as bad or lost connectivity can lead to serious national problems and even loss of life in the worst case. Collecting radio data only is not enough, you need to have a lot of network level KPIs (from customer points of view), because having a good signal does not correlate with high speeds.
Netradar has developed an end-to-end solution for Erillisverkot Group which automatically collects network performance data from geolocated users, and it provides radio network engineers with specific locations where network coverage or capacity is a problem. This is done up to 10,000 times more efficiently and faster than legacy solutions. Furthermore, Erillisverkot customers can raise network improvement tickets directly from the Virve-tutka app.