2020-02-13 Edit: As you probably heard already, the Mobile World Congress 2020 has been officially cancelled due to concerns over Coronavirus. While we are saddened to not be able to welcome you at our booth and show you our latest innovations, we do praise the GSMA for stepping up and prioritize the health and safety of all participants above everything else. The Expandium Team remain at your service for teleconference meetings in the meantime. You can reach us at sales@expandium.com

Expandium will be at the Mobile World Congress 2020 the 24-27 February 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.

Our team will be located in Hall 6, booth #6J60.

Grab this opportunity to discover our offers and schedule a meeting with our team through the form below. You can also contact us directly at sales-mno@expandium.com

Saint Herblain, France – 02/07/2019

Expandium, leading provider of network monitoring solutions, announced today the acquisition of Vedicis, a French company specialized in Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions for fixed, mobile, IoT and Wi-Fi Communication Service Providers.

Vedicis technology leverages ten years of product development and field experience, combined with the flexibility of new virtualization standards. It has already been integrated and deployed by Expandium to enrich its monitoring and marketing intelligence portfolio with key software functions such as IP Data probe, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and smart filtering capabilities.

The strategic complementary acquisition of Vedicis is the logical outcome of this collaborative partnership which leads to the most efficient solution available in the market for real-time data traffic processing. Both product lines are software-based from the ground, and this new combined offer keeps the promise of network profitability, providing operators with a cost-effective way to manage and monitor their data traffic in virtualized environments or on generic servers. This move will allow Expandium to continue its growth in the ever-competitive mobile telecommunication market by leveraging continuous disruptive innovation in data collection, processing and analysis, tackling new challenges such as network automation, network virtualization and migration to 5G.

It also enables Expandium to significantly extend its portfolio, with network components such as PDN Gateway, Wireless Access Gateway and DPI-PCEF which have proven their reliability and wide-ranging abilities for years.

A definitive acquisition agreement was signed today between Expandium and Vedicis, for an undisclosed amount.

Pierre Cassier, Expandium CEO, commented: “During more than two years of close collaboration with Vedicis, we have built a high-performance platform in which the DPI probe holds a strategic place. In a desire to master our product positioning, architecture and road map, we have decided to acquire Vedicis company. The experience and skills of Vedicis teams will allow us to consolidate our leadership in customer service quality management for fixed and mobile operators. We will continue to benefit from the great experience of Theodore, Vedicis CEO

We are very pleased to join Expandium, as the combined portfolio leverages Vedicis developments in packet management and enables to address new opportunities for 5G, network virtualization and network intelligence use cases. We have been sharing with Expandium the same values and strategy for product design optimization and software-based business models, which is a key to succeed together and to unleash the benefits of Internet traffic growth.” added Theodore Martin, Vedicis CEO.

About Expandium

Expandium is an innovative and leading provider of network monitoring solutions that uses the latest big data technologies.

Since its establishment in 2005, our company has provided public and railway operators with the latest generation of tools to build network intelligence, ranging from troubleshooting to optimization through CEM and SQM.

Expandium solutions monitor all interfaces currently in operations, including R4 architectures and the railway MR2 release. These include 2G, 3G, LTE, VoLTE and VoIP for MNOs as well as GSM-R, GPRS, FRMCS, ETCS and Interlocking for Railway Operators. Visit www.expandium.com for more information.

About Vedicis

Vedicis provides advanced IP broadband packet management software platforms to fixed and mobile Communication Service Providers. With Vedicis PGW, DPI-PCEF and Wireless Access Gateway solutions, CSPs take informed actions for better traffic connectivity, control and monetization.

Vedicis’ leading cloud ready platform uniquely enables to migrate networks to virtualization and to reap the benefits of more flexibility, faster integration and better ROI. Visit www.vedicis.com for more information.

Expandium will be at the MWC19 in Barcelona, the 25-28 February 2019.

Unlike previous years where you could find us in the FrenchTech area, we will have our own booth in Hall 6 – 6N45.

Grab this opportunity to discover our offers and meet our teams there. To schedule a meeting, contact us at sales@expandium.com

Expandium, in partnership with its local Distributor and Channel Partner Coral-I, would like to invite you to AfricaCom 2018 and discover its range of customer-centric solutions developed around Big Data Technologies.

If you are interested in innovative products for customer experience management (CEM), business intelligence (BI), service level agreements (SLA) and service quality monitoring/troubleshooting (SQM), you can schedule an appointment at sales[at]expandium.com or meet us directly at the event in the FrenchTech area.

Expandium will be attending and promoting its MNO product portfolio at GITEX 38th Technology Week 2018 in Dubai, alongside with its Partner and Middle-Eastern Distributor Prow.

Prow, a Dubai-based leading provider of system integration and professional IT and ICT services will have its booth in the Hall 4stand B4-2.

In today’s competitive business services landscape, partnering with a market leader such as Expandium allows us to offer new integrated highly-advanced solutions. We are excited to extend the Expandium products into the GCC marketplace.” Said Roland Hash, Managing Director of Prow.

At Prow, our mission is to deliver and provide the latest technologies to our clients. With this addition to our offering’s portfolio, we aim to offer innovative telecom solutions that will help our clients simplify business complexity and concentrate on what is important, namely providing the best services to their customers and growing their business.” Hash added.

Pierre Cassier, Expandium’s CEO, said: “Expandium is already a very strong contender in the European telecom monitoring market. After a successful first step in North Africa, Expandium is now extending its footprint by providing a set of new-generation CEM & mobile monitoring solutions to the Middle-East, a market with an ever-growing need for powerful and innovative subscriber-centric products revolving around the mobile operator’s data.”

Grab this opportunity to meet our team at GITEX.

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Expandium is an innovative and leading provider of network monitoring solutions and analytics that uses the latest big data technologies. Since its establishment in 2005, it has provided public and railway operators with the latest generation of tools to build network intelligence, from troubleshooting to optimization through Customer Experience Management (CEM) and Service Quality Management (SQM). Expandium’s solutions monitor all interfaces currently in operations, including 2G/3G/4G/5G-ready but also VoLTE/VoIP/VoWifi. With the technology advantage of its unique big data platform for Telcos, Expandium is a true enabler and provider of CEM solutions based on multiple and already-assessed business analysis and marketing use cases.

Expandium is a privately-held company headquartered in Saint Herblain – France with an office in Paris and partnering with major infrastructure vendors and distributor worldwide. For any inquiries, please contact our local distributor or reach us directly at sales[@]expandium.

Expandium, a leading provider of mobile telecommunication monitoring solutions based on the latest Big Data solutions, today announces an update to its MNO-specific products and an introduction to two-specific Expand platforms:

ExpandSQM, which stands for Service Quality Management, is a platform comprised of products that are service-centric and aimed but not only- for technical teams to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all aspects of the network. ExpandSQM Product Portfolio includes:

ExpandCEM on the other hand is subscriber-centric, and offers products aimed at Customer Experience Management and can be used by a broader audience for monitoring, analyzing and even marketing purposes.  ExpandCEM Product Portfolio includes:

About Expandium

Expandium is an innovative and leading provider of network monitoring solutions that uses the latest big data technologies. Since its establishment in 2005, our company has provided public and railway operators with the latest generation of tools to build network intelligence, ranging from troubleshooting to optimization through CEM and SQM. Our solutions monitor all interfaces currently in operations, including R4 architectures. These includes 2G, 3G, LTE, VoLTE and VoIP for MNOs as well as GSM-R, ETCS and FRMCS for Railway Operators.

10-01-2018 – Orvault, France

Expandium will be exhibiting at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the 26 Feb – 1 Mar 2018, in Barcelona – Spain.

The Expandium Team will be presenting and displaying its products and technologies currently used by tier-one European Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) for purposes ranging from troubleshooting to optimization through monitoring and other advanced data analysis based on Big Data technologies.

Our team will be at the event in the booth 5B41#11, located in the French Tech area within the HALL 5.

Grab this opportunity to discover the future of our solutions dedicated to MNOs, from basic monitoring tools, to advanced big data analysis features such as machine learning, event predictions, streaming processing, augmented data visualization and intercorrelation from various databases all possible in real-time.

Expandium will be attending the 15th edition of Fratel, the 23-24 November 2017 in Brussels – Belgium.

The meeting will focus this year on the following subject: “What are the impacts of the new digital ecosystem on  electronic communication and other markets/fields?

Fratel, which stands for Francophone Telecommunication Regulation Network, is an annual meeting created in 2003 in Bamako – Mali, by french-speaking telecom regulators.

Further information (in French) can be found at: www.fratel.org

Expandium will be attending and exhibiting at AfricaCom 2017, the 07-09 November 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.

AfricaCom is the premier Pan-African communications event. Comprising a high-level conference program and separate co-located networking exhibition, AfricaCom gives our industry the most innovative, visionary, entrepreneurial, creative perspectives on the continent’s fast-moving telecoms, media and ICT ecosystem.

Expandium will be among the exhibitors to showcase the latest version of its solutions designed for mobile network operators, from its leading troubleshooting solution SecureQOS, to the new developments made in MonitorQOS, a solution designed to provide real-time KPIs on various 2G/3G/LTE/VoIP/VoLTE interfaces based entirely on Big Data architectures.

Grab this opportunity to discover Expandium and request now a personalized presentation and/or demonstration. If you would like to meet us and learn how we are helping operators to troubleshoot and optimize their mobile networks, schedule an appointment at sales[at]expandium.com or meet us directly there at booth #B50 in the Connectivity Hall.

The advantages of a Big Data architecture for monitoring purposes are numerous. Since we will only focus on Mobile Network Operators, this short and non-exhaustive list should really matter:

These are just few examples but the overall advantages are plenty.

 

What does a state-of the-art monitoring architecture must contain?

If you aim to acquire a monitoring solution and make an efficient, future-proof investment, make sure your solution is:

To be more precise, it should:

 

What is the “best” architecture overall?

Unfortunately, there is no unique architecture as all organization have their own needs, history and strategy. That being said, a basic view of an architecture that answered all of the requirements Expandium had from a tier-one mobile operator is figured at the end of this article.

Being open, this architecture is evolutive and is very easy to adapt it to different requirements. Expandium uses non-intrusive generic probes (either physical or virtual) to collect data from the network. Collected data is processed (decoding, correlation, aggregation…) then stored on an Apache Hadoop HDFS Cluster. Other source of information from third-party monitoring solutions can also be stored on the HDFS cluster.

Being open, any graphical user interface can tap into the HDFS cluster using standard APIs available in the market. In addition, Expandium offers the necessary tools to monitor and manage the architecture.

 

How does this translate in real-life?

Let’s have a use case: Expandium provided a tier-one mobile network operator, with a monitoring system using a Big Data architecture. Having 20+ million subscriber and already using multiple solutions from multiple providers, this operator wanted a solution capable of:

This was achieved by an optimized centralized platform using less than 10 servers for an history of 10 days as per the operator’s request. The architecture, being scalable, is capable of handling a lot more adding required hardware with a just-on-time strategy.

Fabrice Chesneau, Product Manager at Expandium, said: “Operators cannot afford to guess the network’s big picture by only using fragmented views based on probes scattered across their network. Leveraging our team’s expertise, 20+ years in the field, Expandium dedicated 3 years to implement this complete new network data mining platform. It was a challenging project where, starting from scratch, we evaluated all the technologies available to select the most powerful and efficient ones for the operator’s needs. We achieved a unique solution offering new capabilities we are very excited about. These unique features put Expandium is a good position to help operators secure their quality of service while enhancing their subscribers experience on every possible aspect.”

 

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About Expandium

Expandium provides industry-leading software and service solutions that allow wireless operators, railway operators and vendors to efficiently monitor and optimize wireless networks, plan expansions and manage SLA services. Its advanced solutions enable operators to maximize their investment, ensure robustness and improve quality and security.

Expandium is a privately held company headquartered in Orvault, France with an office in Paris and partnering with major infrastructure vendors worldwide. For any inquiries, please contact us at sales[@]expandium.com