Capacity Planning Dashboard
Make Quality-Based, Data-Driven Capacity Planning Decisions
The combination of increasing subscriber bandwidth demands and the operation of multiple access networks simultaneously, makes meeting current and future bandwidth requirements a complex and challenging proposition for network engineering, operations and access network provisioning teams. Further complicating capacity planning decisions is that additional capacity is often added to the network based on an estimation of peak bandwidth demands or a measure of the number of subscribers at peak without consideration for the percentage of time a resource spends in a congested state, the level of quality that a resource is delvering or what potential savings exist on the network from deferring an upgrade decision that doesn’t impact subscriber QoE.
You Can’t Afford to Defer Your Capacity Planning Decisions
If an investment in access network resources can be deferred without impacting the customer experience, there is a cost benefit to the CSP. The Capacity Planning Dashboard delivers insight into your Sandvine Traffic Management deployment enabling you to identify and manage congested access network resources, plan network capacity based on quality and use the Measured Business Benefits calculator to measure the ROI of your Fairshare Traffic Management investment. With knowledge of key performance metrics such as Quality Score, Percentage of Time Congested, Deferral Period and Days to Upgrade, the operator can spot trends earlier and use the insights gained to defer investment in existing access network resources while planning additional network capacity where it’s needed most.
Key Metrics at Your Fingertips
The Capacity Planning Dashboard provides engineering, operations and network provisioning teams with interactive, actionable insight into network resource performance trends across the network, including:
- Quality Score
- Percentage of Time Congested
- Quality Score at Peak
- Mbps Down at Peak
- Subscribers at Peak
- Downstream Volume (MB)
- Deferral Period
- Days to Upgrade
Analysis can be further refined by isolating:
- Location Level 1 (BRAS, RNC, etc.)
- Location Level 2 (DSLAM, Cell ID, etc.)
An included Measured Business Benefits Calculator estimates the location savings and ROI of your Fairshare Traffic Management investment based on the Minimum Acceptable Quality Score, Average Deferral Period, Annual Discount Rate and Capacity Upgrade Costs.
With this intelligence, operators can manage congestion, and plan additional network infrastructure investment based on resource quality.
Get Data Out of the Network and Into the Boardroom
Network Analytics is meant to simplify your life, including the ability to easily communicate the insights that you uncover:
• With one click, save every image, table, graph, and screen as a .PNG or .CSV file
• E-mail direct links to dashboard screens
• Create custom reports tailored to your reporting needs
With Network Analytics you’ll avoid all the headaches and expensive hassles of manual collection and aggregation. Your business analysts will be able to easily access information and data from various sources to gain a complete context for business decisions. This insight will allow you to prepare your network for and respond to rapid market evolution, so you can predict tomorrow and act today.