Telstra deploys Nokia’s EdenNet SON software

Nokia has deployed its EdenNet Self-Organizing Network (SON) software for Telstra to help the Australian operator centralize and automate network operations and to support its move to 5G.
Telstra 5G in AustraliaNokia’s EdenNet SON solution will automate Telstra’s radio access network (RAN) configuration management, improving network performance and efficiency to support the increased demands of 5G.

Telstra aims to migrate legacy tools to an open platform and increase automation by selecting Finland-based Nokia. Telstra roll out Nokia’s SON solution on its multi-vendor, nationwide 3G, 4G and 5G RAN. It will be delivered across model, staging, and production environments.

Nokia’s EdenNet SON enables mobile operators to realize the potential of their existing networks, as well as drive transformation to 5G. The cognitive EdenNet SON platform eliminates complexities from multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-layered networks, Nokia said.

Nokia’s EdenNet SON has helped over 100 communications service providers globally to enhance their radio network reliability while improving efficiencies, Vishal Singh, senior vice president at Nokia Software, said.

Ashley Hunter, network engineering executive at Telstra, said: “Nokia’s EdenNet SON solution will help enable us to automate our network configuration and operations to improve cycle time, repeatability, reliability and cost.”