Network Monitoring Dynamic maps for Nigerian Telecommunication Companies
May 2007

STL is proud to announce the release of innovative dynamic maps to the Nigerian market to assist telecommunication companies in monitoring their network status better, faster  and more efficiently. The deployment of this new spatial product will greatly assist telecommunication companies to quickly identify areas that are suffering from low network quality such as high drop call rates, congestion rates, Busy Hour Availability rate, etc.
The dynamic maps are usually produced as reports from the content of the switching huge databases using a new breed of intelligent reporting tool based on maps. The use of these dynamic maps provides a dramatic improvement over the traditional row-column formats used at the NMC (Network Monitoring Centers) by most telecom companies.

The use of the maps will also help marketing and sales executives to make informed business decisions regarding the identification of geographic areas within their network that represent the 'high yield' areas, and areas where the company is losing money to high congestion, and drop call rates.

This solution was first developed by Ireti Ajala in 2004 and deployed at MTN Nigeria to assist network optimization Engineers to study areas that have problems with key network performance issues such as congestion rate, call drop call rate, low network availability, etc.

The use of the dynamic maps at MTN had reduced the workload of the average monitoring engineer by more than 50%, enhanced response time to network issues by more than 60%  and generally increase efficiency by more than 50%. For more information about this solution see GIS and GSM Network Quality Monitoring: A Nigerian Case Study

Ajala  who is now  STL's Managing Partner once headed MTNís  GIS unit in the Network Group Department for over 5years before resigning in 2007 to head STL. He is regarded as one of the foremost GIS experts in telecommunication within Nigeria.

Ajala said that "the use of these specialized maps will bridge the knowledge gap between the engineers and the non-technical executives especially in the way that network status is reported and understood as even non-technical executives are now empowered by these maps to associate places with technical details and depend less on the engineers to produce summary reports."

This is just one of the innovative products that STL had developed to assist telecommunication companies in Nigeria to make informed technical and business decisions. STL has the technical and managerial skills in applying spatial technologies to benefit telecom companies in so many practical ways.

Anthony Lawrence (
Lagos Office: +234 18533497    

London Office: +442085338338


Targeted Companies: GSM Operators, Fixed/Mobile wireless operators, Satellite capacity providers, ISPs.