Streamline RAN Operations to Cut Costs

Automate Your RAN Deployment

Deliver rapid network rollouts and greatly decrease overall project timescales and cost. VMware SMO removes the need for any manual intervention in the software installation process.

Get End-to-End KPI Visibility

See a unified view of KPIs, alerts, and metrics from all parts of a multi-vendor RAN. VMware SMO correlates data from across the network to identify the root cause of issues and automate remediation.

Analyze Data and Optimize RAN

Optimize performance and improve efficiency with intelligent applications (rApps) that analyze data from across the RAN and automatically update configurations.

Manage Legacy, Virtualized, and Open RAN

Integrate SMO with any RAN implementation, bringing the benefits of modern, cloud native management and operations techniques to legacy and virtualized RAN elements.

Modernize and Enhance RAN Operations

Learn how VMware SMO brings modern, cloud native technology to the RAN to speed up deployments, increase flexibility, and tailor customer experiences in a dynamic, multi-cloud environment.

Centralized View of Alerts, KPIs, and Metrics

Get multi-layer KPI visibility facilitated by an AI/ML engine so that engineers can correlate RAN KPI degradation with wireless or cloud factors.

Integration with Legacy RAN Elements

Monitor both legacy and O-RAN network elements with SMO’s centralized data collection capabilities via standard interfaces and integration with EMS systems.

Distributed Far-Edge Cell Site Rollout

Tackle the challenge of slow and error-prone manual cell site deployments with the VMware SMO integrated pipeline engine.

Observability

Centralized View of Alerts, KPIs, and Metrics

Get multi-layer KPI visibility facilitated by an AI/ML engine so that engineers can correlate RAN KPI degradation with wireless or cloud factors.

RAN Modernization

Integration with Legacy RAN Elements

Monitor both legacy and O-RAN network elements with SMO’s centralized data collection capabilities via standard interfaces and integration with EMS systems.

Zero-Touch Deployment

Distributed Far-Edge Cell Site Rollout

Tackle the challenge of slow and error-prone manual cell site deployments with the VMware SMO integrated pipeline engine.

Transform Telecommunications with Automation

Streamline multi-cloud operations, from infrastructure to services and slices. Simplify cloud evolution complexities and optimize network resources on demand, reducing operational costs and enhancing revenue services.

Accelerate Time to Market

Speed up network service launches with an efficient, standardized, and vendor-neutral design and onboarding process.

Unify Orchestration

Manage distributed, multi-cloud workloads across domains, enhancing optimization to facilitate network modernization.

Simplify and Cut Costs

Reduce operating expenses by streamlining network processes and optimizing overall resource utilization with effective and dynamic NF management.

Automate Lifecycle Management

Focus on creating services instead of manually resolving operational issues. Streamline lifecycle management of all Day 0 to Day 2 network operations.

Deploy Network Functions from Many Vendors

Seamlessly onboard certified network functions from a variety of vendors and create new revenue-generating network services.

Manage Network Slicing

Support your customers’ new paths to revenue with network slicing automation.

Features of Telco Cloud Automation

Multi-Cloud and 5G Turnkey Architecture

Packaged NFVO, G-VNFM CaaS, and multi-cloud capabilities with integrations to the Telco Cloud Platform. Easily manage complex NF/NS use cases across many domains and clouds.

Advanced CaaS Automation

Register existing or create new K8s clusters and automatically align their configurations with network function requirements, through Dynamic Infrastructure Policies.

Standard-Based Interoperability

ETSI-MANO and CNCF compliant architecture leveraging open SOL and Kubernetes standard interfaces for vendor-neutral interoperability.

Simplified Onboarding

Accelerate lengthy network function and service onboarding cycles by integrating descriptor templates leveraging open standards.

CI/CD Integration

Utilize APIs to act as a single point of integration to CSPs’ existing DevOps practices and continuous integration, continuous deployment (CI/CD) tools.

Programmable Automation

Customize auto-operations  with  rules for closed-loop policies across network function and service lifecycles. Program your network for specific SLAs with network slicing.

Unified Network Management

Manage Day 0 – Day 2 lifecycle processes of network functions and seamlessly integrate with our network monitoring and assurance in a single-pane-of-glass GUI.

Powerful Visual Composer

Create innovative multi-vendor network service or NF descriptors through a simple GUI and drag-and-drop, low-code visual composer.

Fix Network Issues with Service Assurance

Get an automated service assurance solution with fault management, performance management, service management, root cause analysis, and service impact analysis—all in one platform.

Data Collection

Collect data and receive alarms from multiple layers and sources, including third‑party monitoring tools.

Real-Time Monitoring

Closed-Loop Remediation

Drive a closed‑loop remediation through integration with resource, service, and lifecycle management orchestrators.

Virtual Service Insertion

Fault and Performance Management

Effectively analyze and measure the impact of the root cause with structured alarms.

Real-Time Monitoring

Automatic Topology

Drive continuous operational improvement with classified insights, rules, and metrics.

Centralized Management and Control

Root Cause Analysis

Pinpoint the root cause of the problem and associated impacts.

Real-Time Monitoring

Multi-Tenancy

Customize dashboards, reports, and operational views based on your tenant's specific requirements.

Support Automated RAN Analytics and Optimization

Automatically process configuration and performance management data taken directly from the RAN to make intelligent determinations on how to optimize efficiency.

Non-Real Time RIC Function

Host applications for advanced analytics and optimization with an integrated non-real time RIC function.

Real-Time Monitoring

Integration with Legacy and O-RAN

Multi-vendor EMS adapters and standard interfaces allow you to integrate with legacy equipment and comply with O-RAN.

Virtual Service Insertion

Open SDK and Partner Program

Fast-track app development with an open software development kit (SDK) and developer program that supports the largest app ecosystem in the market today.

Real-Time Monitoring

Network Optimization

Optimize subscriber experience, spectrum usage, and energy efficiency with automated network updates.

Centralized Management and Control

App Lifecycle Management

Onboard, create instances, and manage hosted apps with a simple GUI.

Real-Time Monitoring

Intelligent RAN

Train machine learning models for intelligent rApps.

SMO Applications for a More Efficient RAN
SMO Applications for a More Efficient RAN
Load Balancing for Energy Savings

Rimedo Labs Policy-controlled Traffic Steering xApp integrated with Energy Savings rApp to deliver service-based load balancing while reducing energy usage in the RAN.

RAN Energy Management with AI/ML Modeling

AirHop’s rApp leverages AI-based learning and RAN programmability to predict network traffic changes. It automatically turns RAN elements off or on to save energy without compromising user experience.

Dynamic Energy Saving

HCL’s Intelligent Dynamic Energy Saving (iDES) rApp uses AI/ML to proactively configure the network to cut energy costs without impacting service quality for subscribers.

Intelligent PCI Collision and Confusion Detection

The P.I. Works PCI Optimizer rApp resolves existing PCI-code conflicts and proactively detects and resolves potential future clashes.

Anomaly Detection for Improved Performance

The anomaly detection rApp from Aspire provides early identification of network degradation, allowing faster resolution of issues for greater application operating efficiency and OpEx savings.

Turning the RAN into a Multi-Service Hub

VMware Centralized RIC has integrated Cellwize technology to remove programmability limitations in purpose-built RAN deployments, unlocking modernization and monetization of any RAN.

Load Balancing for Energy Savings
Monitor RAN Performance

The award-winning VMware Network Scorecard rApp gives CSPs complete visibility on the performance of their RAN in the different markets their networks serve.

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