Monday, February 20, 2012

NSN Tunes Self-Organizing Networks (SON) for the Core

Nokia Siemens Networks is applying Self-Organizing Networks (SON) technology to automate core network operations. The approach aims to enable a more flexible network core by automatically detecting, analyzing and reacting to changing traffic conditions.

The new SON for Core adapts instantly to balance traffic loads and help prevent demand peaks from causing bottlenecks. The company said its SON for Core also helps to optimize the use of transmission links between core network elements by automatically allocating unused capacity to overloaded connections. The solution enables operators to route voice calls to a point of interconnection that is lowest cost and best quality, thereby reducing operational expenditure and improving the customer experience. In addition, SON for Core enables the core network to handle smartphone signaling more efficiently.

“Today, core network management is largely manual and often reacts too slowly to maintain the best customer experience in the face of rapidly changing demands from smartphones. Manually configuring core network elements and their connectivity is a highly skilled task that can be prone to human error. SON for Core addresses these issues by helping to prevent harmful traffic congestion and other core network conditions that could degrade voice and data services," said Thorsten Robrecht, head of Network Systems product management, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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