In order to help cable operators unlock “big data” in their broadband networks, Incognito Software has updated its Bandwidth Activity Reporter.
The latest version of the platform extracts and analyzes data from multiple network, billing, and customer relationship management sources to provide network intelligence, usage reports, and service metrics. The resulting data is displayed in an easy-to-read format that helps cable operators make more informed decisions about capacity planning, service offerings, and policy enforcement.
By gathering per-subscriber service usage information through the IP Detail Record (IPDR) protocol, Bandwidth Activity Reporter takes the guesswork out of network intelligence, processing and organizing network data into trends and reports.
With the data and reports, cable operators can see where bandwidth is being consumed, which allows them to target candidates for upgrade campaigns, launch fair usage policies, or enforce temporary speed changes, as well as prioritize their network investments based on subscriber patterns.
“The number of connected devices in the home continues to increase, which means that operators must find better and more efficient ways to monitor, measure, and monetize their networks to ensure an optimal subscriber experience in spite of these growing challenges,” said Stephane Bourque, president and CEO of Incognito Software. “Bandwidth Activity Reporter provides an unparalleled level of insight – ranging from peak traffic times, number of devices per user interface, upstream and downstream statistics, and more – to allow cable operators to not only prioritize their networks based on demand, but also capitalize on new revenue opportunities.”