SON (Self-Organizing Network) spending to surpass $4 billion by 2017 says, 'The SON (Self-Organizing Networks) Ecosystem Report: 2015 - 2030'

Aug 19, 2015, 07:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of SNS Research's new report "The SON (Self-Organizing Networks) Ecosystem: 2015 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" to their offering.

Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, 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%.

SON (Self-Organizing Network) technology minimizes the life-cycle cost of running a mobile network by eliminating manual configuration of equipment at the time of deployment, right through to dynamically optimizing performance and troubleshooting during operation. This can significantly reduce the cost of the operator's services, improving the OpEx to revenue ratio.

Amid growing demands for mobile broadband connectivity, mobile operators are keen to capitalize on SON to minimize roll-out delays and operational expenditures associated with their ongoing LTE and HetNet deployments.

Originally targeted for the RAN (Radio Access Network) segment of mobile networks, SON technology is now also utilized in the mobile core and transport network segments. Furthermore, the SON ecosystem is increasingly witnessing convergence with other technological innovations such as Big Data, predictive analytics and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection).

The SON (Self-Organizing Networks) Ecosystem: 2015 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts report presents an in-depth assessment of the SON and associated mobile network optimization ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, OpEx and CapEx savings potential, use cases, SON deployment case studies, future roadmap, value chain, vendor analysis and strategies. The report also presents revenue forecasts for both SON and conventional mobile network optimization, along with individual projections for 7 SON sub-markets, 6 regions and 15 countries from 2015 through to 2030.

Key Findings:

- Estimates suggest that SON can enable mobile operators to save nearly 40% of their electrical power consumption by dynamically activating and deactivating RAN nodes in line with the changing traffic and user distribution profile
- Estimates suggest that a Tier 1 mobile operator can save more than 30% 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% reduction in dropped calls and over 20% 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

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. SON & Mobile Network Optimization Ecosystem

3. SON Technology, Use Cases & Implementation Architectures

4. SON Standardization

5. SON Deployment Case Studies

6. Industry Roadmap & Value Chain

7. Vendor Landscape

8. Market Analysis & Forecasts

9. Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations

Companies Mentioned - 35 of the 72 companies featured

- 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
- Accedian Networks
- Accuver
- Actix
- Aepona
- Aexio
- AIRCOM International
- AirHop Communications
- Airspan Networks
- Alcatel-Lucent
- Amdocs
- Anite
- Arcadyan
- Argela
- Aricent
- Arieso
- ARItel
- Ascom
- Astellia
- AT&T Mobility
- Avago Technologies
- Avvasi
- Beeline Kazakhstan
- BLiNQ Networks
- Broadcom Corporation
- Bytemobile
- Cavium
- CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited)
- Celcite
- CellMining
- Cellwize
- Celtro Communications
- Cisco Systems

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Source: SNS Research

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