Opanga has released its groundbreaking RAN Analytics platform, which for the first time combines the power of big data and data science with radio-aware machine learning (ML) to modernize RAN planning, improve mobile customer experience (CX), and dramatically increase RAN CAPEX and OPEX savings.

Dave Ryan, Opanga CTO, said, “As a first for wireless, we’re deploying our innovative radio-aware machine learning and data science tech to overhaul the traditional RAN investment and CAPEX allocation process. Our RAN Analytics solution, branded Merlin, modernizes the way network engineers can ensure that every penny of CAPEX they deploy provides measurable consumer experience benefits for their customers.”

Ryan continued, “The industry’s march to ORAN is gaining momentum fast which is really great to see, but there is no reason for operators to wait for ORAN to realize some of that great vision. Merlin is deployable on a single server in today’s traditional or virtualized mobile data centers and provides much of the ORAN concept in terms of RAN insight – today. Operators don’t currently have a way to definitively couple RAN CAPEX, their most dominant cost, directly to consumer experience, the fundamental product they sell. Merlin provides these desperately needed business analytics right now”.

Operators throughout the world have adopted Opanga’s RAN Optimization technology, which has resulted in significant RAN performance improvements. Merlin is leveraging the radio-aware machine learning technology at the heart of Opanga’s RAN Optimization products to solve the wireless industry’s age-old problem of lack of insight into closed and proprietary RANs. With Merlin, operators can more precisely target, and scale RAN CAPEX based on clear real-time customer experience indicators, assuring that any future CAPEX investment will generate a significant and measurable ROI.