How SDN and NFV Extend the Adoption and Capabilities of Self-organizing Networks (SON)
Constantly increasing network usage, ever more complex service offers and the growing obsolescence of manual, time-consuming, error prone operations mean communication service providers (CSPs) must focus on optimizing their infrastructure. Self-organizing network (SON) solutions, for backhaul and core networks as well as radio access networks (RAN), can help them to do this.
SON is important in mobile backhaul networks because, in the drive to deliver end to end high quality services at low cost, the RAN is only part of the picture. With its basic self-configuration, self-optimization and self-healing capabilities, SON has been widely adopted, and is being deployed by a growing number of CSPs. But what if you combine its functionalities with NFV/SDN? The concepts behind SDN and NFV not only simplify the challenges that SON has to overcome to go beyond the radio access networks, they also extend the possible functionalities of SON solutions.
IoT – Have CSPs got what it takes to succeed?
Our VanillaPlus Insight tracks developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) and explores the opportunities this presents for CSPs.
The Insight contains a specially-commissioned analyst report from IoT experts Machina Research as well as features and interviews to help you gain a greater understanding of the IoT attributes CSPs already have and how they can be monetised more effectively.
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