Nokia Siemens to unveil Self-Organizing Networks technology to save 15% operational costs

By Telecom Lead Team: Nokia Siemens Networks is launching
a Self-Organizing Networks (SON) technology that helps mobile operators in saving
15 percent of operational costs.

The cost of ownership of network elements can be reduced
by up to 30 percent and transmission costs between radio access and core
network elements can be halved by identifying and selecting co-located network

By automating core network operations, the new SON for
Core helps operators rapidly allocate core network resources to meet
unpredictable voice and mobile broadband demands. Core network investments are
used more effectively, operational efficiency is raised and network reliability
is improved.

With SON for Core, operators can automatically detect,
analyze and react to changing traffic and core network conditions. The core
network adapts instantly to balance traffic loads and help prevent demand peaks
from causing bottlenecks.

Nokia Siemens said in a press release that SON for Core
also helps to optimize the use of transmission links between core network
elements by automatically allocating unused capacity to overloaded connections.

Telecom operators can route voice calls to a point of
interconnection that is lowest cost and best quality to reduce operational
expenditure and improve the customer experience. In addition, SON for Core
enables the core network to handle smartphone signaling more efficiently and
helps to avoid the need to build spare network capacity that is rarely used.

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.

SON for Core achieves a host of cost savings for
operators. Up to 15 percent of operating costs can be saved by SON for Core’s
process automation that transforms manual and slow network change management
into fully automated real-time processes.

These benefits are achieved by SON for Core’s
self-optimization and self-configuration capabilities that run on core network
elements (distributed SON) and on the Operations Support System (OSS)
(centralized SON).

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