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.
In a nutshell, here is why you need SON.
The need for Self Organizing Networks comes from three drivers:
- Network performance. As smartphones and their data hungry applications are increasing, the network needs to deliver high data rates, high up-times, low latency and high quality service.
- Network complexity. Complexity comes from the addition of technologies (3G, LTE, small cells, cloud) and from the increase of number of base station cells and sectors.
- Costs control. Whilst five years ago operator margins were high, today’s networks need to carry much larger volumes of voice and traffic with lower costs.
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, 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.
iSON helps you roll-out networks fast and first-time-right prevents unnecessary costs and delays. Your network will perform better with iSON self-optimization and self-healing. You can also benefit from energy savings, contributing further to the return on investment.
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 3 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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