BARCELONA, Spain and SINGAPORE, February 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellwize the leading Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider announced today that Telefonica Germany has implemented Cellwize's SON solution to simplify consolidation and integration of the nationwide Telefonica O2 and E-Plus networks. This implementation is following Telefónica SA plans for deploying Cellwize SON solutions in Telefónica operating businesses.
Cellwize deployed its virtualized SON platform for Telefonica Germany to reduce network complexity and improve end customer experience across the entire end-customer journey. The platform is deployed across all Telefonica network equipment vendors and technologies (2G, 3G, and LTE). Cellwize SON will reduce manual efforts by automating the on-going consolidation process including new site rollouts and decommissioning resulting from physical changes in the network, such as site swaps, new configurations and physical parameter changes.
Telefonica is now Germany's leading mobile operator with 43.3 million subscribers following its acquisition of E-Plus in October 2014. The SON consolidation project touches on all aspects of this immense network consolidation project including adding capacity, modernizing infrastructure, and implementing LTE technology enabling new services such as VoLTE and advanced M2M/IOT.
"The network consolidation project requires specialized experience and technology in order to achieve the optimized utilization of joint network resources," said Cayetano Carbajo, CTO at Telefonica Germany. "We chose Cellwize in light of their proven technology and holistic approach for optimizing and transforming networks involving RAN consolidation and modernization. With Cellwize SON we are confident in being able to continue offering our customers a reliable and unsurpassed mobile experience alongside the launch of new additional services."
"We are proud to partner with Telefonica Germany and be part of their business transformation, building the most advanced and innovative network in Germany," said Ofir Zemer, CEO with Cellwize. "We are committed to provide best in class solutions that improve the customer experience and enable the rollout of new services such as enhanced video services, VoLTE and advanced M2M/IOT. This project further demonstrates the need for innovative automated technologies that can help operators merge network resources, fully utilize RAN sharing architecture, improve efficiency, streamline processes, and achieve more cost effective operations."
Cellwize's SON solutions, will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, February 22-25 in Barcelona, Spain at the Cellwize stand (#2E60) in Hall 2.
Cellwize develops and delivers innovative SON solutions across vendors and wireless technologies. elastic-SON® transforms rigid, physical networks into adaptive and responsive "organisms" that continuously match capacity, coverage and quality with evolving usage patterns. elastic-SON® complimented with SON-as-a-Service realizes its promise with multiple MNOs across Europe, APAC and LATAM. Elastic self-organized networks become responsive and efficient calling for a shift from network productivity gains to user value maximization. We call it Value-Driven SON®
Founded by industry experts, Cellwize launched its commercial SON platform in 2012.
ABOUT Telefonica Germany
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its operationally active subsidiaries Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. headquartered in Madrid. It is the vision of the company as an important pioneer for both society and the economy to become the leading digital telecommunication company in Germany. Its aim is to offer anyone the opportunity of profiting best as possible from the chances brought about by digitalisation. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brands O2 and BASE as well as several second and partner brands. In addition, the integrated communication provider also offers fixed network products, such as DSL telephony for private customers, as well as innovative IP telephony and networking solutions for business customers. Telefónica's product range is rounded off with modern high-speed internet products. With a significant presence in 21 countries and a customer base of 329 million accesses, Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies around the world.