Showing posts with label SON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SON. Show all posts

Monday, December 14, 2015

CellMining Raises $5 Million

CellMining, a start-up based in Israel, raised $5 million in Series A funding for its Self-Organizing Networks (SON) and subscriber network experience solutions.

CellMining's Behavior-Based SON solution analyzes the subscriber network experience in a unique way, identifying usage patterns to optimize network performance based on Customer Experience Management (CEM) metrics. This goes far beyond the capabilities of existing SON technologies, which offer mobile network operators (MNO) only limited ability to understand, measure and improve their subscriber experience. This disruptive technology aligns with a shift in the SON solution roadmap predicted by SNS Research in a recent report, which stated that implementations will start to focus towards optimizing end user experience by dynamically adjusting the network based on QoE (Quality of Experience) and QoS (Quality of Service) related information derived from the user.

The funding round was led by Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund.

"No other company provides this depth of SON and CEM integration into a single platform, which delivers intelligent network optimization powered by subscriber experience analytics," said Greg Snipper, CEO of CellMining. "This investment acknowledges the rapidly-growing demand for CellMining's solutions, and will enable us to continue building the world's most advanced CEM-based SON technologies based on big data analytics. In the months ahead, we plan to significantly expand our operations in terms of both the technology and our market reach."

http://www.cellmining.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cellwize Secures Funding for its Self-Optimizing Network Software

Cellwize, a start-up headquartered in Singapore,  raised $14.5 million in a Series A funding round for its Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions.

The funding round was led by Carmel Ventures and Vintage Investment Partners. In addition, Viola Credit (formerly Plenus) granted a $10 million credit facility to Cellwize. The funding will be used to boost Cellwize’s innovative SON customer-centric optimization capabilities and to expand its market presence including a planned significant increase in its workforce.

Cellwize said its optimization solutions are implemented in some of the world’s leading mobile operators serving over 300 million subscribers. Its elastic-SON solution autonomously delivers peak network performance, network reliability and operational efficiencies for increasingly complex heterogeneous networks.

“Cellwize has continuously invested in technology innovation and solution leadership, we will now be able to further accelerate our product road map and our market reach to take advantage of new SON opportunities,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize. “Our recent growth demonstrates even more, that enabling mobile operators to ensure a high quality of service for subscribers while maximizing profitability is essential in today’s highly competitive market space.”

http://cellwize.com/

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nokia to Acquire Eden Rock for SON

Nokia Networks has agreed to acquire Eden Rock Communications, a developer of multivendor, Self Organizing Network (SON) solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Eden Rock’s Eden-NET is a centralized, multivendor, SON solution for GSM, UMTS and LTE networks. It provides an open framework with a Software Development Kit (SDK) that accelerates the creation, customization and deployment of custom SON Modules. Additionally, Eden Rock offers its rich toolbox of off-the-shelf SON Modules, which have been proven at-scale across diverse networks globally. The company has 26 issued and 70+ pending patents.

Peter Patomella, Vice President, CEM and OSS, Nokia Networks, said: “The size of the optimization and SON market is expected to exceed 5 billion Euros globally by 2018. With our combination of capabilities, we will effectively address a key customer pain point: efficient optimization of heterogeneous networks in a multivendor environment. By combining our products, we will accelerate the delivery of a compelling solution that offers powerful automated network optimization capabilities that achieve best-in-class performance and customer experience.”

Charles Immendorf, CEO, Eden Rock, said: “A massive appetite exists among operators for a proven SON solution with disruptive technologies, open framework and carrier-class capabilities. Via this acquisition, Nokia Networks brings complementary SON functionality, a renowned reputation for wireless excellence and an ascending market presence to Eden-NET. We welcome the opportunity to work with Nokia and together aim to establish an insurmountable lead within the global SON space.”

As a part of this acquisition process, Eden Rock will spin-off a new company with its spectrum sharing solutions, technology and patents.

http://www.nokia.com
http://www.edenrockcomm.com


  • Eden Rock is based in Bothell, Washington.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Amdocs Links Self-Optimizing Networks to Customer Experience

Amdocs introduced its Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) solution for automated optimization of radio access networks (RANs).

Amdocs SON, which is currently being deployed by TIM Brasil and three other operators in Latin America, is designed to help service provider deliver better network performance, data traffic improvements, improved capacity and near-real-time performance, especially during major sporting and cultural events.

Key attributes of Amdocs SON:

  • Vendor-agnostic, with multi-technology support - delivers maximum impact regardless of network equipment provider or technology.
  • Customer experience/value-driven - integrates market-leading business support systems (BSS) with SON to target optimization more effectively by subscriber location and value.
     
  • Able to support 2G and 3G services as well as LTE -maximizes the value of existing network assets 

The company claims its optimization results in 10% faster mobile broadband, 10% increase in utilization and 20% fewer dropped calls. Amdocs provides integration services to tie its SON into existing equipment, operational/business support systems and processes.

"Amdocs SON, the flagship offering of our new Amdocs Network Solutions business, reflects our expanded focus on the network software domain," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs.

http://www.amdocs.com/Solutions/be-efficient/pages/self-optimizing-networks.aspx

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.
http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com