MTS reveals benefits from SON investment

Telecom network operator MTS has revealed benefits after completing the first phase of Self Optimizing Network (SON) deployment in Moscow.

MTS achieved 20 percent increase in data speed, 25 percent increase in network availability and 10 percent drop in dropped calls after making investment in SON.

The main aim of the SON investment was to automate network optimization in real time to improve the quality of voice and data services.

Cisco’s SON solution analyzes a network elements’ load and performs proactive online adjustment of the network parameters, while dynamically adapting the network capacity in line with subscriber traffic profile changes.

MTS has deployed Cisco SON technology on its 3G network in Moscow and Moscow region. MTS will deploy Cisco’s SON solution for Moscow region LTE networks and will then optimize heterogeneous networks including small cells in 2016. MTS will also introduce similar systems in other regions of the Russian Federation.

“The SON solution designed to dynamically optimize its networks enables MTS to both improve the quality of services and reduce the network build-up costs through optimization of base station interoperation,” said Andrei Ushatskiy, chief technology and information officer at MTS.

Cisco claims that its SON solution is already being deployed by Tier 1 service providers and mobile operators helping to optimize more than a million cells in 3G and 4G networks.

Baburajan K
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