imgresTEOCO, the leading provider of engineering, assurance and analytics solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs) worldwide, today announced the release of the latest version of its Mentor suite for network optimization, Mentor 9.4. The new version of Mentor provides enhanced LTE optimization capabilities and includes new features that answer the growing demand from operators for more automation in complex multi-vendor and multi-technology networks. Mentor 9.4 also integrates with TEOCO’s other market-leading engineering solutions for improved small cell planning and performance optimization.

Among its new features, Mentor 9.4 enables network elements to automatically send performance alarm notifications according to user-defined network performance thresholds. The new Threshold-Crossing Alarms (TCA) module enables an operator to identify and examine cells with KPI values that violate pre-defined rules. In
this way, the operator can focus on the problematic cells in its network. The rich threshold-crossing rules can be defined via the web interface of TEOCO’s TrafficGuard, a component of TEOCO’s Helix suite. Engineers can better anticipate and take action more quickly to resolve network performance issues before subscribers’ quality of experience suffers.

Another new feature is Mentor 9.4’s integration with TEOCO’s purpose-built automatic small cell planning solution, ASSET Design. The combination of Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) and Radio Access Networks (RAN) Optimization further streamlines the use of accurate geo-located measurements for better Small Cell planning plus general optimization to boost network performance.

The Mentor suite of tools also uniquely integrates RAN analytics and optimization over a single platform to assist radio engineers in their daily tasks across 2G, 3G and 4G networks. In addition, Mentor 9.4 now includes enhanced and far-reaching multi-technology and multi-vendor support, allowing operators to use it regardless of the infrastructure in their network. Mentor 9.4’s flexibility and interoperability also includes support for the new multi-vendor MRO format for exporting network data.

“Mentor 9.4 is the latest addition to the suite of Mentor releases that have come to offer smarter RAN Management to operators globally,” said Daniel Ramirez, Director of RAN Products at TEOCO. “With its new automation and integration capabilities, plus enhanced multi-vendor and multi-technology support, Mentor delivers on its promise to lower Total Costs of Ownership (TCOs) for operators while boosting the efficiency of their networks.”