We design mobile networks with sustainable business value

For over 30 years, we have been supporting Operators, Regulators, Vendors, and Users alike in extracting the maximum value from the mobile network assets and investments.


Omnitele has been supporting leading operators for over 30 years in extracting the maximum value from their mobile network assets and investments. We have proven experience in driving revenue and customer experience with network design, planning and optimisation, as well as in reducing network operating costs and making the most of the network investments. 

Omnitele is also your trusted partner in strategic considerations such as spectrum acquisition, vendor management, technical due diligence, or 5G transformation, in addition to which some operators have outsourced their network planning and design to Omnitele. 

What unites all of the above, is Omnitele’s overarching focus in making you successful.

Revenue Enhancement

The network remains a key lever for revenue enhancement for operators. Understanding how and where to have a better network than the competition, or driving ARPU and usage while reducing churn based on network design and QoS targets are examples of the type of assignments through which Omnitele supports the operators.

Case study: Revenue enhancement through ROI based network investments

Cost reduction & investment optimisation

A universal challenge faced by operators is the decoupling of data usage growth from revenue growth. This, in turn, is putting increasing pressure on network operating costs, as well as in ensuring the maximum value from the network investments.

Omnitele has supported many operators with their operating cost reduction programmes, from merged or joint networks to active spectrum management to becoming an outsourcing partner. Similarly, for future investments, Omnitele has developed a methodology that enables operators to compare different investment options, and provide the optimal solution given the spectrum assets, QoS targets, and budget available.

Case study: Cost reduction through Network Consolidation. 

Case study: Cost reduction through Outsourced RAN planning & optimisation

Case study: TCO optimisation through LTE/5G spectrum & expansion strategy

Customer Experience Improvement

The Network remains the single most important touchpoint for customers, directly driving customer experience, satisfaction and loyalty. Omnitele has extensive experience in supporting operators in reaching the desired customer experience – sometimes even without additional investments – as well as in predicting future customer experience bottlenecks and addressing them proactively even before the problems materialise.

Case study: Benchmark analytics to ensure winner position

Network & Spectrum Sourcing

As the single biggest cost driver, network and network strategy are inherently linked to the company strategy. For example, evaluating 5G licenses, selecting a network vendor, or building a spectrum strategy dictate the future direction of the company. Omnitele can support operators with these strategic considerations, bringing experience from 1000+ projects and 100+ countries to the decision making.

Case study: 5G Spectrum auction support

Case study: 5G vendor selection support


Mobile communication has proven to drive economic value of the country with improvements not only in connectivity, but also in productivity and efficiency. Omnitele has supported multiple regulators in their quest to unlock this value, from spectrum related matters to monitoring to introduction of new technologies and services.

Spectrum management

Spectrum remains one of the most valuable national assets, and careful management and utilisation are of utmost importance. Omnitele  can support regulators for example on techno-economic studies for introduction of spectrum and/or technologies (e.g. 5G in 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz, 26 GHz), evaluation of spectrum scenarios, including valuation of spectrum bands, or on modelling of different spectrum deployment scenarios, including traffic growth models and development of Quality of Service levels.

Click here to see a case study of Omnitele spectrum management

Network monitoring

Omnitele provides independent operator performance benchmarks, as well as verification of spectrum license conditions (including coverage, Quality of Service, spectrum usage, data throughputs, and more). Omnitele also supports regulators in defining the industry standards for the metrics of network quality measurements and benchmarks.

Case study: Objective metric for customer experience benchmark

New technology assessment

Omnitele can support the regulators with international industry and technology experience on developing policies for new technologies. This can include development of cost models for new service deployment, or scenario investment analysis. Current, often requested topics include 5G investment analysis and network sharing scenario modelling.


Leading network vendors use Omnitele’s services for independent verification and expertise on network benchmarking and design, planning, and optimisation. This enables the vendors to focus on their core business, whilst not having to worry on the other activities thanks to trustworthy partner.

Network benchmarking

Omnitele has over 30 years of experience in network benchmarking and field measurements, and has expertise on all of the latest technologies including 5G. The benchmarking services may include cluster and site verification, and cover both indoor and outdoor measurements. Moreover, the benchmarking measurements may be complemented with crowdsourced data for even more detailed analysis.

Click here to see a case study on Omnitele benchmark analysis

Design, planning, and optimisation

Omnitele can support network vendors on all their design, planning, and optimizsation related needs. This may include from high-level or low-level network design, to outsourcing mobile network design, planning and optimisation operations based on SLAs to Omnitele. Operators can leverage Omnitele’s vast experience and expert resources in project management, in addition to which the support may include network capacity management, new features introduction, or network swaps and/or network sharing. What unites all of the above, is the ability for the vendor to trust in Omnitele. We are a safe pair of hands.

Click here to see a case study on Omnitele network design, planning, and optimisation


In addition to the mobile operators, regulators, and network vendors, Omnitele supports different user organisations on their radio network related needs. Many companies and organisations in this diverse group use radio networks as an enabler: you might be the army, police, rail operator, IoT provider, or perhaps a company utilising a mobile network, which would benefit from the support of a world-leading network design company. The exact scope will be tailored for each assignment, but the principle remains the same: Omnitele will ensure the user organisation can extract the maximum value out of the assets and/or investments.

Click here to see a use-case example

Service provider management

  • Mobile communication strategy definition for user organisation (e.g. critical communication, public transport, healthcare, Industry, utilities)
  • Cost and operational model analysis for user organisation to aid the decision on own private networks, public operator networks, or hybrid solutions
  • Definition and verification of SLAs between user organisation and mobile network operators that provide connectivity to the user organisation’s operational processes
  • Benchmark of mobile operator performance (coverage, quality) as part of tender processes for a large organisation, including implementation of technical ranking procedures
    Advise critical communication user organisation on the introduction of mobile broadband, IoT, and/or related services
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Impact of corona crisis on network performance

Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has impacted social and business interactions in almost all walks of life. People have needed to adapt to changing environmental conditions and restrictions and as a result, remote working has become the standard in many industries. The remote working has increased the importance of staying connected everywhere. Furthermore, the time and location where people need connectivity may be different compared to before the pandemic. Over the years, operators have built capacity in areas where the demand is high. Although operators may have plenty of spectrum available, all of it is not deployed in the entire networks…
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Impact of corona crisis on network performance

Omnitele assists in investigating of network requirements for future railway…

The future railways are in need of modern and cost-effective operation and communication solutions that are harmonized throughout the European Union. One of the main goals, in Finland, is to reach digitalisation with a cost-effective solution that provides higher traffic capacity and to equip railway sections with the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). This means that Finland could potentially implement a modern next-generation radio network system for railways, such as Future Radio Mobile Communication System (FRMCS). Finrail Ltd. chose Omnitele to assist in the Digirail study to analyse and evaluate the future Finnish communication network of the railway systems.…
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Omnitele assists in investigating of network requirements for future railway…

Meet us at MWC 2020 (Cancelled)

Due to the unfortunate situation and GSMA's decision to cancel Mobile World Congress 2020, we are working on reorganising the booked meetings. We have selected three typical customer cases with proven benefits. We would like to share operator success stories and lessons learned in how to maximise the value of your network assets and investments.  If this has your interest, please book a meeting with us. Get in touch Case 1: LTE to 5G Strategy An operator needs to secure the QoE level while traffic continues to grow, but the operator is hesitant to further invest in LTE, as 5G…
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Meet us at MWC 2020 (Cancelled)

Mobile Data Speeds Benchmarked in the Helsinki Metro system 2019

Benchmarking Mobile Data Transfer Speeds DNA Plc contracted Omnitele to measure and compare the data speeds offered by Finnish mobile service providers DNA, Elisa and Telia in the Helsinki Metro system. The benchmark focused on the download and upload data transfer speeds available with each service provider’s highest level data plans (unlimited data volumes, highest data rate) targeted to the consumer segment. The measurements were carried out in December 2019 covering the entire metro route between Matinkylä – Mellunmäki – Vuosaari. Main Results Data speeds achieved by all operators were at an excellent level, thanks to the high availability of LTE-A networks with the latest…
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Mobile Data Speeds Benchmarked in the Helsinki Metro system 2019

Omnitele RAN Design Diagnostics

Omnitele has combined deep telecom expertise with modern data science and has since supported dozens of operators to reach the maximal efficiency in their radio networks. Omnitele RAN Design Diagnostics quantifies the full potential of RAN by improving: Quality: 10-20% Quality Improvement Capex freeCost saving: 20-30% Capex saving in RAN investments Strategy: Optimised & future proof LTE-5G strategy RAN Design Diagnostics is characterised by: Quick execution, fully remotelyBased on existing network data Delivering a concrete action plan You may download a full RAN Design Diagnostic description here, that includes an operator use case for which all improvement opportunities are broken…
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Omnitele RAN Design Diagnostics

Objective metric for customer experience benchmark

Background One of the objectives of a benchmark campaign is to be able to certify its results in terms of a statistically relevant statement on the ranking of the tested operators. In the by Omnitele applied “be-the-customer” benchmark approach these results indicate the Customer Experience levels rendered by the tested operators. Concerning the presentation of the Customer Experience, the following complications do arise: • In mature markets the average results for Customer Experience of data- and OTT services are very close. Hence in order to achieve statistically significant differences between the performance level of the tested operators relatively large measurement…
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Objective metric for customer experience benchmark

GSM-R interference mitigation

Background The use of mobile broadband technologies UMTS/HSPA and LTE in the 800 and 900 MHz band will cause interference to the GSM-R system which operates in a band adjacent to the public 900 MHz band. In order to avoid the potential detrimental effects of this 900 MHz interference to the GSM-R system, Omnitele has investigated several interference mitigation measures concerning public 900 MHz signals for a European railway company. Solution Omnitele has carried out a technical review of measures to both limit the signal levels of public mobile UMTS and LTE technologies in the 900 MHz band and the…
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GSM-R interference mitigation

5G Spectrum auction support

Background For a Nordic operator, Omnitele carried out the valuation of 700 MHz spectrum as input to spectrum auction. Solution Omnitele modelled and simulated different scenarios with varying input parameters, including: Different spectrum band combinations, with both present spectrum holdings and potential new spectrum bands to be acquired.QoS/Throughput objectivesTraffic model with varying traffic growth factorsTechnology development & costs thereofRegulatory constraints The output of the project was a valuation per spectrum band and prioritised spectrum options as input for the customer’s auction strategy Comparison to assess the value of license(s) with a set QoS target The delta indicates the production value…
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5G Spectrum auction support

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About us

Since Omnitele was founded in 1988 to set-up the world’s first GSM network, we have delivered over 1000+ projects across over 100+ countries around the world. We provide transparent, objective, big-data-driven analysis that drives tangible business benefits. Our highly skilled team brings decades of experience and best practice solutions to your specific needs and prides itself in keeping promises.

Our headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland and we have a local presence in the Netherlands. Omnitele is owned by Finnish telecom investors and we are independent of operator groups and network vendors.

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