Network test, monitoring and analytics company EXFO has developed a solution that provides fast, easy access to the status of the fiber optic infrastructure and of the RF spectrum, at any time, and from anywhere. Called SkyRAN, the solution allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to proactively identify and resolve RF interference, PIM and fiber-related issues before they could impact subscribers.

SkyRAN offers real-time, on-demand testing and 24/7 monitoring of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum and optical fiber networks.

SkyRAN allows users to pinpoint and troubleshoot problems from their desks, avoiding unnecessary on-site visits. They can also offer superior quality of experience to customers.

Developed in collaboration with the largest wireless carriers in North America, SkyRAN can reveal RF issues that were previously either undetectable or difficult to identify, the company said.


“For mobile network operators, RF spectrum is one of their most valuable assets and RF interference is one of their worst enemies,” said Stéphane Chabot, EXFO’s Vice President, Test and Measurement. “SkyRAN protects this asset and also generates significant OPEX savings by reducing the need to travel to macro cell sites in remote locations or in high-density centralized-RAN hubs. Instead, technicians can troubleshoot from their desks or get equipped with actionable data through analytics before arriving on-site, if a truck roll is still necessary.”

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