LTE networks self-organize

Nokia Siemens Networks takes human error, cost out of LTE with Self Organizing Networks

June 15, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks takes human error, cost out of LTE with Self Organizing Networks

Operators can now automate LTE network set-up and operations. Nokia Siemens Networks has today launched its SON (Self Organizing Networks) offering for LTE at CommunicAsia 2010 in Singapore. The offering is part of the Nokia Siemens Networks SON suite*. SON bypasses time-consuming manual processes in network operations to improve operational efficiency and helps operators introduce new technologies and expand networks faster than before**.

“LTE is the future of mobile network technology. We understand the strong potential it holds in redefining connectivity and revolutionizing information exchange between users across the world while on the go,” said Thorsten Robrecht, head of LTE product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “In keeping with our commitment to fuel the growth of LTE, our LTE functionality as part of the SON suite complements an already strong portfolio, enabling operators to cost-efficiently improve network quality for delivering seamless and fast connections.”

The SON suite improves operational efficiency of existing networks by introducing automatic network configuration for handover processes, balancing mobile traffic load and minimizing the need for drive tests. In addition to this, with its compensative features, self-healing minimizes network outage times for the end-users.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ LTE SON offering is based on a hybrid concept of both centralized and localized SON mechanisms that provide operators with fast, reliable, accurate and scalable automation features. Operators will benefit from faster time-to-market with operations relieved from error-prone and time-consuming manual processes.

First LTE features of the Nokia Siemens Networks SON suite, which also supports GSM and WCDMA networks, are already available in the market for commercial use.