Automation of RAN planning can be defined as embedding traditionally manual or semi-automated RAN planning activities in operators automated RAN operations.
5G network deployments generate large numbers of new sites that cannot be dealt without more automation in the planning and deployment processes. The implementation of new 5G features such as Network Slicing require “zero touch” virtual network planning and deployment that cannot be achieved without a fully automated process.
To address such use cases, RAN planning automation software platforms need to deliver on-demand planning services such as coverage calculations, cell configuration and code allocation through a cloud-native architecture that can easily fit into operators’ virtual network operations through industry-standard APIs and containerisation.
Naos is a scalable, service-oriented platform that enables the automation of wireless network planning and optimisation processes. Naos provides mobile operators with a framework for designing and developing their own automated RAN planning and optimisation workflows