AIRCOM International to acquire Symena to further enhance its LTE radio network capabilities
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Leatherhead UK, Vienna Austria, -- AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation solutions provider, today announces that it is to acquire Symena, the world leader in optimisation and Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) tools. The deal will further strengthen AIRCOM's LTE radio capability by integrating Symena's high performance, best-in-class multi-technology ACP solutions with its market leading planning and OSS tools, enhancing its existing SON capabilities.
Symena develops market-leading software that automates cell planning, network deployment and ongoing operations. Founded in 2002, Symena was the first company to offer a commercial ACP solution for LTE. It has also been developing specific SON solutions since 2009 and has enjoyed significant market traction with leading international operators, network equipment providers, systems integrators and drive test tool vendors.
As a spin-off from Vienna University of Technology, Symena offers 2G and 3G network capabilities as well as in-depth technical expertise on optimisation algorithms. AIRCOM will leverage this knowledge, expertise and technology and integrate it with its already comprehensive and market-proven network planning tools and consultancy. The combination of innovative optimisation methodologies from Symena, with the vastly scalable OSS capabilities of AIRCOM, creates a unique SON offering for the market.
"Our decision to acquire Symena is a clear demonstration of our commitment to cost effectively deliver optimal service quality across multi-technology and multi-vendor networks," says Alwyn Welch, CEO, AIRCOM. "AIRCOM has always advocated and evangelised SON capabilities and the enhancements it will deliver, both to an operator's customer base and ultimately its bottom line. By capturing Symena's proven technology and internationally recognised skillset, we can deliver even further value to our respective customers while offering a powerful business case to new operators and vendors."
"We are tremendously excited by the wealth of new opportunities that closer collaboration with AIRCOM will deliver to new and existing customers," says Thomas Neubauer, CEO, Symena. "Both Symena and AIRCOM share the same vision for SON, and the instrumental role it will play in driving efficient and profitable networks through 2G, 3G and LTE technologies. We look forward to leveraging AIRCOM's open, standards-based framework I-VIEW, along with its global footprint to further enhance the value we deliver to new and existing customers."
Thomas will join the AIRCOM Senior Executive Management Team, further strengthening the international breadth of the team.
AIRCOM is an independent provider of network management tools and services. I-VIEW, our open, standards-based framework, allows mobile network operators to rapidly, efficiently and seamlessly plan, manage, configure and optimise their networks. AIRCOM's I-VIEW products enable operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network, enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient, more agile and more profitable.
The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 135+ countries by over half the world's mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 1.1 billion subscribers worldwide. Established for 15 years, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks.
With offices in 14 countries, we provide local and regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge. By looking ahead of the market and sharing intelligence, we develop the skills and tools that network operators need to remain competitive, whatever the economic climate.
With over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial consultancy through project implementation, using our staff, training yours, or sourcing expertise for you to take in-house, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.
Symena's core competence is the development of algorithms to improve the operation of the air interface of cellular radio networks. Where to put base stations, which equipment to use, and how to adjust radio and network parameters under a variety of traffic conditions and other scenarios are the key questions Symena answers. Symena's knowledge and experience are delivered through our high performance software.
Symena's products are used around the world by leading operators, equipment manufacturers and service providers. Its most significant customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Telekom Austria, Bouygues Telecom and Vodafone.
Symena is a 2002 spin-off from the Mobile Communications Group of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria using work started in the mid-1990s. The Mobile Communications Group is a world-renowned centre of excellence in the study of mobile communications.
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