Campbell, CALIFORNIA (April 8, 2015)—A new white paper by technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), examines the role of centralized self-optimizing networks (C-SON) in organizing mobile access networks.
The white paper, The Logical Rise of C-SON, which can be downloaded here, discusses the rising need for, benefits of, and fundamental role of vendor-agnostic centralized SON in addressing the mounting complexity in 2G/3G/LTE networks that often results from multi-vendor distributed environments.
“Although the concept of network automation is not new, self-optimizing networks (SON) provide the first iteration of the ‘zero-touch’ network, which only 10 years ago was perceived as an unrealistic dream. It just took LTE to make it happen, initially in the form of proprietary distributed SON (D-SON), which created so much complexity that the need emerged for a centralized SON (C-SON) system,” said Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS.
“There are innumerable possibilities and business cases for C-SON, paving the way to the achievement and materialization of the true zero-touch, zero-human-intervention network,” Téral said.
C-SON WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHTS
Topics in Infonetics’ 11-page whitepaper include what C-SON solutions do, market drivers, why C-SON opportunities are growing, operator use cases for deploying C-SON, which operators have already implemented C-SON, and more. Download the free whitepaper at here.