A new report by Research and Markets finds that "Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, SON revenue is expected to grow to more than $4 Billion by the end of 2017, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by nearly 60%. .. Amid growing demands for mobile broadband connectivity, mobile operators are keen to capitalize on SON to minimize roll-out delays and operational expenditures associated with their ongoing LTE and HetNet deployments.
Originally targeted for the RAN (Radio Access Network) segment of mobile networks, SON technology is now also utilized in the mobile core and transport network segments. Furthermore, the SON ecosystem is increasingly witnessing convergence with other technological innovations such as Big Data, predictive analytics and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection).
- Estimates suggest that SON can enable mobile operators to save nearly 40% of their electrical power consumption by dynamically activating and deactivating RAN nodes in line with the changing traffic and user distribution profile
- Estimates suggest that a Tier 1 mobile operator can save more than 30% of its overall OpEx by employing SON across the RAN, mobile core and transport segments of the network
- Mobile operators have reported up to a 50% reduction in dropped calls and over 20% higher data rates with SON implementation
- SON platforms are moving from reactive systems to more advanced implementations that incorporate predictive analytics technology to make necessary changes to a network before any degradation occurs
- Infrastructure and software incumbents are aggressively eyeing acquisitions of smaller established C-SON players to accelerate their entry path into the C-SON market
3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project), Accedian Networks, Accuver, Actix, Aepona, Aexio, AIRCOM International, AirHop Communications, Airspan Networks, AlcatelLucent, Amdocs, Anite, Arcadyan, Argela, Aricent, Arieso, ARItel, Ascom, Astellia, AT&T Mobility, ATDI, Avago Technologies, Avvasi, Beeline Kazakhstan, BLiNQ Networks, Broadcom Corporation, Bytemobile, Cavium, CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited), Celcite, CellMining, Cellwize, Celtro Communications, CENTRI, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Comarch, CommAgility, Commsquare, Coriant, Datang Group, Datang Mobile, ECE (European Communications Engineering), Eden Rock Communications, Ericsson, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Flash Networks, Forsk, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu, Globe Telecom, Guavus, Hitachi, Huawei, InfoVista, Ingenia Telecom, Intel Corporation, InterDigital, Intucell Systems, ip.access, JDSU, KDDI, Lavastorm, Lemko Corporation, List of Companies Mentioned, MIMOon, Mentum, Mobilicity, Mobixell, NEC Corporation, NetScout Systems, Newfield Wireless, NGNM (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance, Nokia Networks, NXP Semiconductors, Optimi, Optulink, P.I.Works, Plano Engineering, Qualcomm, RTRON, RADCOM, Radisys Corporation, Reverb Networks, Rogers Communications, Rohde & Schwarz, Rorotika, Samsung Electronics, Schema, SEDICOM, Siklu Communication, Singtel (Singapore Telecommunications), SK Telecom, SpiderCloud Wireless, Symena, Tarana Wireless, Tektronix Communications, Telefónica, Tellabs, TEOCO, Teradata, Theta Networks, TI (Texas Instruments), TIM Brasil
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