Bouygues embarks on 2G and 3G optimisation scheme in Paris

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Bouygues Telecom has carried out network optimisation on its 2G and 3G networks in Paris, identifying coverage holes, traffic hotspots and poor RF conditions.

The French operator worked with Astellia, which measured the performance of the network for more than two million subscribers.

The network intelligence company concentrated on detecting cell overshooting, crossed sectors and PSC and BSIC clashes.

Astellia has already been working with Bouygues Telecom, with its monitoring solution deployed across its 2G, 3G and LTE networks, analysing the network performance from RAN to core.

According to figures from French regulator Arcep, Bouygues trails behind Orange for network quality in 2G and 3G.

Last month Bouygues won one block of 700MHz spectrum in the country's latest auction.

Xavier Pavoux, Radio Engineering Manager at Bouygues Telecom, said: “We are continually working to provide the best experience to our customers. With Astellia we have seen important improvements in our network and Parisians now clearly benefit from even better services. As a next step, we will work together with Astellia to enhance the performance and reliability of our 4G network in Paris area.”

Sebastien Schultz, Managing Director Europe at Astellia, said: “The Radio Access Network remains the biggest influencer of subscriber experience. We will therefore continue to make every effort to optimise the RAN and enhance the customer experience of Bouygues Telecom’s subscribers."