Telefonica invests in SON solution in 7 telecom markets

Telefonica NFV
Cellwize has been chosen by the Telefonica Group for its Self Organizing Network (SON) solution in 7 telecom markets in Latin America.

This SON solution will be available for 70 million Telefonica subscribers in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and will provide better networks at lower prices.

Cellwize automated SON solution deals in reducing network complexity and maximizes use of allotted resources, trying to meet the mobile customer requirements, claims the release.

“We are confident in Cellwize’s ability to deliver results based on their past successes, know-how and global footprint. Cellwize proved to us that their solution offers the intelligence and insight required to continuously optimize the subscriber’s journey in a fully automated and closed loop manner,” conveyed Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez, Global RAN Director at Global CTO at Telefonica.

Cellwize was selected on the basis of the current Telefonica South American networks relying on implementations of the former’s solutions mainly in Vivo (Telefonica Brazil), Telefonica Germany Eplus-O2 consolidated network and Telefonica 02 UK.

SON can be seen in many multi-vendor infrastructure and multiple network technologies of Telefonica, which is offered with the partner concern, Bwtech. Bwtech is a regional system integrator dealing in RAN solution development and integration.

The SON Market will reach $8.3 billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 11.1 percent from 2016 to 2022, according to reports from Allied Market Research.

“Cellwize specializes in providing an advanced and independent optimization solution that orchestrates with precision across all vendors and technologies to enhance the customer mobile journey,” said Ofir Zemer, CEO of Cellwize.

Telefonica recently selected the Cisco NSO (Network Services Orchestrator) for automation and configuration of its IP infrastructure and business customer premises equipment.

Telefonica announced a revenue of EUR 47.219 billion or $52.4 billion in February this year, with the Latin American unit reporting double-digit revenue growth.

Vina Krishnan
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