HEAVY.AI Team
Jun 29, 2022

How Accelerated Analytics Tools Can Improve Telecom Network Planning, Design & Optimization

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Telecommunications network planning and design is more challenging than ever in an increasingly complex hybrid world of physical and virtual resources. Telecom network engineers and capacity management teams rely on network planning and design solutions to coordinate the full spectrum of activities involved in designing an efficient network infrastructure plan. 

As 5G continues to redefine mobile communications and the opportunities wireless networks enable, being able to visualize and analyze all of the variables involved in wireless network planning end-to-end is critical. Telecom network designers who leverage wireless network planning tools with accelerated analytics solutions can engage in the network design and planning process with access to real-time data and visualizations.

Read on to learn more about how accelerated analytics tools can help telecom network providers maximize ROI, improve user experience, and optimize performance.

Better, Data-Driven Planning & Design


Telecom network planning and design involve many complex activities, such as scoping out of cabling structure, logical network mapping, identifying the number and location and types of network devices, IP address structuring, and network security architecture. And the components of network design typically include computer networks, the Internet, the public switched telephone network (PSTN), the global Telex network, the aeronautical ACARS network, and the wireless radio networks of cell phone telecommunication providers. Simply put, there’s an enormous volume of different variables involved in the design of a network, and the industry needs to equip itself with the latest tools and technologies to meet modern network architecture needs. 

Telecom network design software solutions aid network designers and engineers in the design process by providing comprehensive service management tools and capabilities, such as:

  • Automated design
  • Maintenance
  • Network management
  • Analysis
  • Sharing network models, maps, and more

Designing an effective and efficient network involves coordinating diverse elements, such as resource inventory, network capacity planning, asset and spares management, customer orders, field workforce management, and network configuration. 

Network administrators and engineers who leverage hardware-accelerated analytics tools to design and visualize telecom networks effectively manage the volume, variety, and velocity of data required for the planning network infrastructure. 

HEAVY.AI makes it possible for IT professionals to plan networks efficiently, monitor the day-to-day performance of networks in real-time, derive real-time insights, identify anomalies, and maximize overall network performance.

Ingesting, analyzing, and visualizing telecom and geospatial data at speed and scale is especially critical for 5G network planning. Whereas 3G and 4G network planning involves a relatively reliable spectrum with less interference, 5G infrastructure requires more sophisticated solutions to optimize high-frequency spectrum with a high-frequency reuse factor applied in the Small Cells. 5G network planning and optimization need advanced spatiotemporal data analytics, which HEAVY.AI can deliver in real-time with interactive data visualizations

Network Optimization with AI


Network health, optimization, and profitability are essential for all telecom providers. Maximizing ROI and performance can be incredibly complex and labor-intensive. Leveraging AI-powered technologies throughout the network lifecycle automates the process and enables real-time access to internal and third-party data. Ultimately, this data can measure the network’s performance against assigned strategic objectives.

Network planning tools use real-time monitoring and forecasting to predict future network demands and determine where and when to expand capacity for maximum returns. This is especially important for optimizing 5G infrastructure. With an increase in emerging 5G use cases like network anomaly detection and optimizing 5G network architecture, telecom professionals must be ready to predict and adapt to constantly fluctuating demands. 

Adopting the latest network planning, design, and optimization software give network engineers the best chance at success. AI-powered technologies automatically identify where key metrics fall short and why and proactively resolve the issue across the full extent of the network. From there, telecom network planners can use traffic forecasting and performance prediction for network investment planning, optimal resource allocation, coordination of resources, and implementation efficiency. 

HEAVY.AI makes it easy to coordinate and layer multiple disparate telecom network datasets for a new context. With real-time interactive visualizations of telecom network data, network engineers can get a big picture view and drill down to a granular level for specific queries, improving their understanding of how their network operates, where it falls short, and why. 

Analysts can easily and quickly spot bottlenecks in network connectivity, identify trends and patterns, where to expand service, where to cut back and reallocate resources, and make predictions that will inform proactive optimizing strategies. And with HEAVY.AI’s hardware-accelerated analytics, engineers and designers can leverage the parallel processing power of GPUs to process and render incredibly high volumes of data in just milliseconds.

The Bottom Line


The ultimate goal of improving network planning, design, and optimization is to enhance the customer experience while maximizing profits. HEAVY.AI’s accelerated analytics platform can transform data within the telecom industry, allowing enterprises to shift to meet future demands in real-time.

Learn how to deal with data sprawl in modern telco analytics, or download our free RTInsights eBook to find opportunities and risks hidden in your enterprise.

HEAVY.AI Team

HEAVY.AI (formerly OmniSci) is the pioneer in GPU-accelerated analytics, redefining speed and scale in big data querying and visualization. The HEAVY.AI platform is used to find insights in data beyond the limits of mainstream analytics tools. Originating from research at MIT, HEAVY.AI is a technology breakthrough, harnessing the massive parallel computing of GPUs for data analytics.