GEOCELL Georgia – 2G, 3G and 4G audit, optimization and evolution service
GEOCELL Georgia is the second largest operator in Georgia, with approximately 2 million subscribers.
In their race to become the leading operator in Georgia, GEOCELL understood that a high-performance network was a critical component in achieving this goal. They felt that a team of experts would be able to improve the performance of their network.
TEOCO proposed a 4-month audit and optimization project focused on improving their 2G, 3G and 4G Ericsson network. The scope was tailored to the specific needs of GEOCELL; delivered by a dedicated on-site team who were also supported by a centralized TEOCO back office. This resulted in a more cost-effective delivery than a 100% on-site team could provide. The project was broken down into 4 key stages:
- Network audit – development of an optimization plan, following audits on performance, capacity, features and parameters.
- Optimization – parameter and feature tuning, 2G frequency plan and 3G coverage and interference optimization.
- Network evolution – coverage hole identification, capacity expansion plans and an impact-based roll out plan.
- Knowledge transfer and warranty – technical workshop, knowledge transfer and a 1-month remote network monitoring service.
Following the service, the GEOCELL network showed significant improvements in all areas, with their 2G drop rate improving by over 20% and their 3G drop rate improving by over 37%.
“A highly professional team from TEOCO performed the (above) tasks and delivered the project as per our expectation. The quality of reporting and analysis were professional, informative and beneficial which helped us in improving the network planning and optimization methodology by implementing the recommendations made by TEOCO” Mete Arig, Chief Technology Officer, GEOCELL.