The Self-Organizing Networks (SON) revenue is expected to grow to more than $4 billion by the end of 2017, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by nearly 60 percent.
SNS Research’s new report called The SON Ecosystem: 2015 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts is available on Research and Markets.
The press release on telecom analysis report does not say the current size of the SON market and name of telecom operators who are spending on SON.
The growth in SON is despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability. SON can significantly reduce the cost of the operator’s services, improving the Opex to revenue ratio.
Mobile operators can capitalize on SON to minimize roll-out delays and operational expenditures associated with their ongoing LTE and HetNet deployments.
SON can enable mobile operators to save nearly 40 percent of their electrical power consumption by dynamically activating and deactivating RAN nodes in line with the changing traffic and user distribution profile.
A Tier 1 mobile operator can save more than 30 percent of its overall Opex by employing SON across the RAN, mobile core and transport segments of the network
Mobile operators have reported up to a 50 percent reduction in dropped calls and over 20 percent higher data rates with SON implementation.
SON platforms are moving from reactive systems to more advanced implementations that incorporate predictive analytics technology to make necessary changes to a network before any degradation occurs.
Infrastructure and software incumbents are aggressively eyeing acquisitions of smaller established C-SON players to accelerate their entry path into the C-SON market.