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Mobile Network Map

NETSCOUT’s Mobile Network Map is a valuable reference tool for Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) and covers technology details for 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, and IoT. The Map shows placement of network nodes, protocols, interfaces and includes an extensive glossary of terms.

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Monitoring 5G Networks

NETSCOUT’s scalable monitoring solution, designed for the cloud, helps Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) to successfully deliver actionable insights into reliability and latency for 5G networks and services.

See it all or risk it all. End-to-end visibility from RAN to Core, and to the EDGE is critical and ensures troubleshooting for automated decisions for any cloud (public, private), any network (physical, virtual, hybrid), and any workload — Cloud, Virtual RAN, Virtual Core, and Edge Computing throughout the 5G Life Cycle.

CSPs deploying 5G Non Stand Alone (NSA) and Stand Alone (SA) network architecture can confidently integrate our 5G monitoring solution across multi-generations of mobile, cloud, and hybrid network technologies to gain visibility and insights into 5G network slices to assure rapid response of 5G services for:


RAN Planning and Optimization

Automatically engineer the network for growth and performance


End-to-End Session Analysis

Gain visibility into complex sessions, reduce troubleshooting, and monitor network expansions

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Proactive Service Assurance

Apply multi-dimension analysis and collect forensic evidence in near real-time

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Big Data and Automated Analytics

Successfully gain business insights and address Return on Investment (ROI)


Propagation Model Calibration

Minimize network enhancement time by leveraging predictive optimization

5G Velocity requires Ultra High Definition (UHD) visibility for uninterrupted service assurance from: pre-launch, launch, to commercial operations for proactive and continuous insights into emerging 5G use cases. Click the 5G Life Cycle Phases from Plan, Design, Engineer, Trials, Launch, Operations, and Optimize to learn more.

5G Life Cycle Phases

Use Case

Assure Reliability of 5G and IoT Services

Achieve visibility into mission critical IoT services, create new revenue opportunities, assure high availability, secure devices, maintain service level agreements (SLA), and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with our carrier-grade solutions.

• Provide input data from modeling

• Understand Traffic growth/trends

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Analyze 5G Network Behavior

From a single pane of glass validate design implementations, test entire 5G network design before launch, and assure a superior customer experience.

• Test network design

• Analyze traffic

• Validate configuration

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Use Case

Know Your 5G Network Uptake

Capitalize on the right analytics, for insights into the distribution of 5G services by unique subscriber counts and launch 5G with confidence.

• Validate Customers usage

• Verify network is working properly

• Confirm internal resources

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Use Case

Troubleshoot Your 5G Network

Leverage end-to-end troubleshooting, ensure low latency at the Edge, reduce MTTR, and improve OPEX.

• Manage CEM

• Evaluate ROI

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Use Case

Optimize Your 5G Network with GeoAnalytics

Quickly identify traffic hotspots, determine specific locations to deploy new cell sites, and save on OPEX.

• Optimize System Performance

• Improve KPIs

• Drive Essential ROI with Automation and Analytics

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Use Case

Improve Planning and Design for 5G Networks with Predictive Analysis

Gain visibility into augmentation measurements required for network planning and design from 4G to 5G with propagation models; accurately reflect pathloss around cell sites, avoid over planning and/or under planning network design, and save on CAPEX.

• Build Propagation models

• Analyze density and patterns of Traffic

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Use Case

Pre-Launch Your 5G Network

Know your network use near real time insights, to make ‘No Go or Go’ production ready decisions.

• Test traffic volume

• Test system readiness for multiple sites

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Smart Visibility 5G
White Paper

Overcoming 5G Challenges

This Heavy Reading Whitepaper examines the key assurance challenges Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) anticipate for 5G, the monitoring capabilities they will need, and their top priorities for the automation of service assurance.

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White Paper

5G Network Visibility

This Heavy Reading white paper discusses the importance of visibility into end-to-end subscriber sessions that span multiple network domains, including physical domains, virtualized and/or container-based domains, and multi-vendor environments. The paper goes on to describe how Smart Data drives tangible benefits by providing full visibility across higher level systems.

Featured Videos

Dr. Vikram Seksena discusses NETSCOUT's Smart Data


The NETSCOUT Difference: Elevating Service Assurance for the Modern Era

NETSCOUT's Smart Data technology utilizes packet data and generates patented, elastic metadata at the source through pervasive, edge-to-core instrumentation in a distributed cloud network. This metadata can be consumed by a variety of upstream applications focused on service operations, network automation, customer experience, and security. By leveraging NETSCOUT technology, the service provider teams can proactively monitor, assure and secure services which may run across different domains (physical or virtual), access networks (fixed or mobile), and technology generations (4G or 5G), using the same views and workflows. By relying on a common, high definition data platform that provides "visibility without borders", operators can go through this transformation journey with confidence that service experience will not be adversely impacted.

Dr. Vikram Seksena discusses 5G for Carrier Service Providers


NETSCOUT Helping Carriers Meet the Challenges of 5G Services with Confidence

With 5G networks the focus for Carrier Service Providers is beyond just using smart phones. CSPs are looking into delivering consumer services for both mobile and fixed subscribers. 5G's high bandwidth, low latency, and better spectrum efficiences will allow connectivity of billions of IoT devices. CSPs need a scalable monitoring tool that is designed for the cloud to successfully achieve insights into reliability and latency for 5G networks and services.

Dr. Vikram Saksena of NETSCOUT discusses how Visibility Without Borders can help carrier service providers overcome challenges with 5G.


How Can Visibility Without Borders Help Carrier Service Providers Overcome Challenges with 5G?

Uninterrupted end-to-end cloud-based monitoring delivering visibility with actionable intelligence into reliability and latency for 5G networks and services from RAN to Core and to the EDGE. Scalable monitoring solution ensuring troubleshooting for automated decisions for any cloud (public, private), any network (physical, virtual, hybrid) and any workload (cloud, virtual RAN, virtual Core, and edge computing, through the 5G Life Cycle.

Senza Fili Interview with Monica Paolini and NETSCOUT's Bruce Kelley


Digital Transformation Requires a New Approach to Monitoring and Managing Next Generation Networks

Bruce Kelley, NETSCOUT’s CTO shares how NETSCOUT’s Visibility Without Borders approach is helping service providers with digital transformation and their transition to 5G networks by providing end-to-end, real-time visibility into their networks across applications, vendors, locations, and eventually network slices.

Mobile World Congress 2019 Interview with Rick Fulwiler


Challenges Monitoring Physical, Virtual, and Hybrid Networks in Multi-cloud Environments

Watch Rick Fulwiler, Chief Solutions Architect of NETSCOUT, as he discusses the main challenges that service providers shared with him at Mobile World Congress 2019; including ARPU, and monitoring 5G, NFV, and Multi-Cloud Environments. Find out how NETSCOUT’s Visibility Without Borders approach is addressing these challenges.

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Why Edge Computing Changes Visibility Requirements for Service Assurance

Patrick Kelly, Partner, and Principal Analyst of Appledore Research, discusses the importance of computing at the Edge for the next generation of network services.

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Proving the Business Case for New Technologies Adoption with NFV/SDN

Stephanie Gibbons, Ovum Principle Analyst, and NFV Management and Orchestration Strategist, discusses insights and challenges organizations face while transitioning to a digital network environment.


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The only carrier-grade 5G solution providing Visibility Without Borders.

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