Tag Archives: SON

If self-optimizing networks are the answer, what are the questions?

Jeopardy boardSelf-optimizing networks (SON) have the potential to massively improve the running of an operator’s network and business. It can dramatically cut OPEX and CAPEX associated with running a network and make life simpler for network managers and engineers. But before leaping into implementing SON, there are key considerations that mobile operators need to think through. Awareness of potential challenges can serve as a guide, helping to maximize the technology’s potential and prevent problems down the line.  More >>

Self-optimizing networks, the starting point not the destination

Self-optimizing mobile networks are already here and have been deployed by a number of forward looking operators. Subscribers’ insatiable appetite to consume vast amounts of online content means the demand for bandwidth will only continue to grow. To ensure that consumer demand and expectations are met, the next evolutionary step will be for fully automated self-managed networks.   More >>

Radio access networks, the true home of customer experience management

With the widespread introduction of self-optimizing network (SON) features within the radio access network (RAN), customer experience measurements are rapidly shifting toward the more relevant metric of active customer experience improvement. Operators who have implemented SON, and especially centralized SON (C-SON), have seen impressive gains in their network performance resulting in enriched customer experiences. They have seen greater than 15 percent improvement in capacity utilization and over 20 percent improvement in dropped call rate, typically within a few hours or days after SON installation.  More >>

The explosive rise of self-optimizing networks

Explosive rise of SONThe network has moved to the heart of the customer experience. Self-optimizing networks are growing explosively, due to their strong and valuable set of benefits that are almost instantly measurable in live deployments.  More >>

2014: The year of SON

With Mobile World Congress only a few weeks away, a new acronym is likely to be on the lips of infrastructure vendors and third-party software companies in Barcelona: SON. SON, or self-optimizing networks, has become an important consideration for mobile operators because almost all the headaches that operators face, both from an investment and customer satisfaction perspective, relate to network performance. From macro-level issues costing hundreds of millions of dollars, such as when to upgrade a network, to less costly but equally important issues of day-to-day efficiency, the network is at the forefront of the operator’s mind. For example, what impact will a new business park in a certain area have on subscriber performance? Where are networks most congested? When? And how can that be resolved?   More >>

2014: The Ride of Your Life

2014 promises to be the year M2M teaches us what a petabyte is, pushes operators for real network solutions, see the cloud soar to new heights, and big data absolutely explodes  More >>