Elisa Boosts RF Network Performance and Quality with Spectrum-NET

Machine Learning Spectrum Analytics Solution Identifies Previously Undetectable RF Interference Resulting in Capacity and Quality Improvements

February 14, 2018 - SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spectrum Effect, a pioneer in RF spectrum analytics, today announced a successful milestone in the trial of its Spectrum-NET machine learning solution with Elisa Estonia. 

Spectrum-NET automatically detects, characterizes, locates and assesses the impact of external and unintended internal RF interference in mobile networks. Spectrum-NET operates throughout multi-vendor LTE and UMTS networks on a continual basis without service interruption or dependency on external probes.  

“The successful trial utilizing Spectrum-NET to analyze Elisa’s mobile network uncovered numerous instances of external and unintended internal RF interference, including previously undetectable passive intermodulation (PIM) interference,” stated Kristo Kork, Head of Radio Access Networks and Infrastructure at Elisa. “The elimination of external interference from our network enables Elisa to realize the full value of our spectrum and continue to deliver on our promise to exceed customers’ expectations.”  

“Elisa is a very innovative operator and it’s been a great experience collaborating with their team. We are pleased to have achieved exceptional results in this trial and we are now fully focused on providing measurable benefits to mobile operators with our full-scale, global launch of Spectrum-NET later this year,” commented Spectrum Effect CEO, Frank J. DeJoy. 

Spectrum Effect will demonstrate Spectrum-NET and select trial results in stand 7I80 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

About Spectrum Effect

Spectrum Effect was founded by the wireless industry veterans behind SON Leader Eden Rock Communications. Spectrum Effect has pioneered the application of new machine learning algorithms for mobile network data designed to detect, characterize, and localize RF interference. Protected by more than 10 issued patents and numerous pending applications, Spectrum Effect’s breakthrough analytics solution, Spectrum-NET, enables operators across the globe to protect their sizable investment in licensed spectrum. Spectrum Effect has assembled a world-class R&D team and created a compelling roadmap building upon its revolutionary solution for additional high-value use cases for UMTS, LTE, and 5G. www.spectrumeffect.com.


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About Elisa

Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company operating mainly in Finland and Estonia. Elisa has over 6.2 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation subscriptions. We provide environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for organisations to digitalise their operations and improve productivity. As the market leader, Elisa is also a pioneer in new network technologies and innovations, such as 5G. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor, among others, enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 190,000 shareholders. In 2017, Elisa’s revenue was 1.787 billion euros, and the company employed 4,700 people. For more information, go to www.elisa.fi, or follow us on Facebook (@elisasuomi) and Twitter (@ElisaOyj).

Elisa Communications, +358 50 305 1605, mediadesk@elisa.fi

About Spectrum Effect
Spectrum Effect’s revolutionary solution, Spectrum-NET, helps operators make the most of their valuable spectrum assets by rapidly identifying, locating and mitigating sources of RF interference and optimizing networks for future sharing opportunities.

Spectrum Effect has developed the key technology building blocks needed to rapidly maximize and monetize limited spectrum resources on today’s networks.
Spectrum Effect Product Solutions, Identify & Mitigate External Interference
As data demand steadily escalates, Spectrum-NET provides operators with the deep network visibility needed to protect their sizable investment in licensed spectrum and ensure ongoing service quality.
Spectrum Effect’s breakthrough, Spectrum-NET, addresses this dilemma by enabling mobile operators of shared spectrum networks to rapidly identify, characterize, and locate sources of external interference during normal network operation with no downtime.
Spectrum Effect’s Spectrum-NET solution has the advanced technology needed to provide a clear picture of complex, overcrowded 5G networks.
Spectrum Analytics at Mobile World Congress
As spectrum sharing solutions such as LTE-U, CBRS, and LSA are deployed, the external interference will dramatically increase by design making Spectrum-NET’s external interference management capabilities an even more critical asset for operators.