Schema Introduces MentorT - the First Mobile Measurements Based Optimization Solution for Wideband Networks
3/27/2006

Usage Based Network Optimization Solution Provides Operators with an Accurate View of the Entire Network in Near Real-Time

HERZLIA, Israel - Schema, a leading global provider of network optimization software solutions, announced today the release of MentorT, the first wideband CDMA, EVDO and UMTS optimization solution based on actual network usage. Schema`s MentorT revolutionizes network maintenance, troubleshooting and optimization by analyzing real information generated by subscribers` mobile handsets, delivering an accurate and comprehensive view of the network and service quality in near real time, enabling operators to achieve and sustain peak network performance and user experience.

Until now, the accuracy of 3G wireless network optimization solutions was limited; relying on predictions and simulated signal strength propagations. Traditional network analyses include costly drive tests, walking tests, and lengthy data compilations yielding cumbersome and cost prohibitive results that only give a partial, estimated view of the network. With MentorT, operators can now see an accurate view of their entire network including inbuilding traffic, using live data generated from subscribers` handsets. This allows operators to view revenue-yielding hot spots as well as areas of service degradation in near real-time. The MentorT solution proactively sustains network performance and as a result increases network MOU and ARPU, reduces operational costs and capital expenditures, and increases customer satisfaction.

MentorT streamlines the complex and time consuming maintenance and troubleshooting processes by automatically providing solutions to problems identified in the Radio Access Network (RAN). As subscribers move around the network and make use of their mobile handsets, mobiles are constantly engaged in complex interactions with the network that generate specialized quality of service reports that reflect the customer experience. Schema's MentorT analyzes this information, and reports on network performance and service quality. MentorT then delivers clear recommendations to optimize RAN parameters such as antenna tilts, power and neighbor lists. Network engineers can then implement these changes automatically and assure longlasting peak network quality.

"Mentor is the first wideband network optimization product that turns information from subscribers' handsets into real knowledge that helps maintain network utilization at optimal levels, saving operators significant time and reducing both OpEx and CapEx," said Avshalom Ben-Zoor, Schema`s VP Marketing. "Having a near real-time picture of the network rather than a prediction or just a sample of the network will help operators maximize network performance and customer experience. This streamlined process enables operators to optimize their networks more easily and more frequently, yielding ongoing improved call quality, diminished dropped and blocked calls, and churn prevention." MentorT will be showcased at the CTIA Trade Show in Las Vegas this April. 


About Schema
Schema is a global provider of industry-leading network optimization, simulation and related management software solutions for telecom operators. Schema's innovative solutions increase network performance and efficiency, reduce costs and improve network visibility across voice and data networks. The company has been recognized by Deloitte and Touche as one of the fastest growing and most innovative high tech companies in North America, Europe, and Israel. Schema's solutions are deployed and benchmarked by leading wireless operators worldwide including Telefonica, Cellcom Greenbay, Hutch India, Peoples PCS of Hong Kong, Sunday HK, VimpelCom Russia, Claro Brazil and Cellcom Israel. For information about Schema, visit the company's website at www.schema.com




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