Intelligent Self Organizing Networks (iSON)
Ever wonder how to significantly improve Quality of Service (QoS) and lower costs? That is exactly what a self organizing network (SON) does. By automating configuration, optimization and healing, SON makes much more out of your network than all your operations staff’s manual work combined.
iSON – world’s first end-to-end SON solution
Nokia intelligent SON (iSON) is the world’s first end-to-end SON solution, covering both the radio and core networks. It is a hybrid solution, having both centralized and distributed SON functions, so your 3 generations of technology and heterogeneous networks enjoy the full benefits of SON. iSON automates daily tasks according to your preference, reaching higher levels of quality whilst freeing human resources for tasks that require deeper analysis.
The centralized SON functions are implemented in iSON Manager, a new centralized SON solution for multivendor heterogeneous networks closed loop automation with a rich portfolio to configure, optimize and heal the network automatically. You can currently select from more than 20 functionalities available off-the shelf and you can expect the iSON Manager to provide the most extensive portfolio of features for your network automation purposes. iSON Manager utilizes both long term data as well as is ready to use analytics such as Geo-location analytics to provide efficient closed-loop automation operations.
You can roll-out networks fast and first-time-right, thus preventing unnecessary costs and delays. This means for example 50% fewer site visits. Supporting HetNets iSON Manager optimizes complex multi-vendor, multi-technology networks (GSM, CDMA, 3G and LTE) . iSON Manager can for example reduce hand-over failures by 32% and improve dropped calls ratio by 20%.
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What drives SON?
As the amount of smart phones and their data hungry applications is increasing, network performance becomes more and more important. That is, the network needs to deliver high data rates, high up-times, low latency and high quality service. Network complexity comes from the addition of technologies (3G, LTE, small cells, cloud) and from the increase of number of base station cells and sectors. Whilst five years ago operator margins were high, today’s networks need to carry much larger volumes of voice and traffic with lower costs.
Nokia has delivered the first ever network-wide multivendor SON solution. iSON covers both Core and Radio networks and its features and algorithms have proven to deliver extreme performance. Nokia iSON is the only award winning SON solution available and has won altogether three independent awards from Informa, GSMA and GTB. Awards have been granted for both iSON Radio and iSON Core, covering GSM, 3G and LTE technologies.
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