|By Business Wire||
|December 5, 2012 06:42 PM EST||
Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its new SON and Optimization Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, for which Infonetics interviewed wireless, incumbent, and competitive operators around the world about their network optimization strategies and self-organizing network (SON) deployment plans.
“While SON is up and running in a few LTE networks around the world, we were surprised to find that some of the large incumbents we surveyed for our SON and optimization study have deployed SON as the key optimization tool in their 3G networks as well,” reports Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research. “Since SON was originally developed for LTE, this finding is fascinating and draws to a close the debate over whether SON could be used in legacy networks.”
SON AND OPTIMIZATION SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
- The chief drivers for deploying SON are opex reduction; improvement in capacity, quality, and network performance; and small cell usage in the network
- Automatic neighbor relations (ANR) is the most deployed SON feature among respondent operators
- 80% of operators interviewed rate complexity as the #1 barrier to deploying SON
- Survey respondents view Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia Siemens Networks as the top SON vendors
- A majority of respondents consider SON an unproven and immature technology
For its new 24-page SON and optimization survey, Infonetics interviewed independent wireless, incumbent, and competitive operators in Europe, North America, and Asia about their network optimization strategies and SON deployment plans. The study provides insights into SON features, drivers, implementation barriers, technical challenges, and vendors. Operators surveyed together represent 1/3 of the world’s telecom capex and carrier revenue and 16% of all mobile subscribers. To buy the survey, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
- Latest Infonetics Mobile, Wireless, and Small Cells research brief: http://bit.ly/SL16eJ
- LTE jumps 30% in Q3, NSN doubles LTE revenue; mobile gear set for growth in 2013
- Japan’s mobile market grows 3-fold on the wings of LTE, China puts 3G first
- 3G and 4G self-organizing network (SON) software market set to double in 2013
- Telecom outsourcing, managed services a $76 billion opportunity by 2016
- Small cell is the buzz but DAS is the biz, say operators in latest Infonetics survey
- Femtocells offer opportunity to put the mobile network at the heart of the home network
- Femtocell market spikes 12% in Q2; Alcatel-Lucent nabs W-CDMA femto lead
- A first: Increased ARPU now a top driver for LTE upgrades
- Mobile broadband will push mobile services to $976 billion by 2016; SMS, voice persevere
- Voice over LTE gaining momentum
RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH
- Service Provider Capex, Revenue & Capex by Equipment Type (Nov.15)
- Infonetics CRS Report: Huawei 2011 Revenue Reconciliation (Nov. 19)
- Femtocell Equipment Market Share/Forecast (Dec. 7)
- 2G/3G/4G/LTE Services & Subscribers: Voice, SMS/MMS & Broadband Forecast (Dec. 12)
- 3G & 4G (LTE, WiMAX) Broadband Devices & Subscribers Market Share/Forecast (Dec.13)
- Fundamental Telecom/Datacom Market Drivers (Dec. 14)
- Service Provider Capex, Opex, Revenue, & Subscribers Database (Dec. 19)
- Telecommunications Equipment Vendor Leadership Scorecard (Dec.)
UPCOMING INFONETICS EVENTS
- WEBINAR: Subscriber Engagement: The Missing Link in Policy Control & Charging (Dec. 11)
- WEBINAR: Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (Target date: Feb. 2013)
- WEBINAR: Scaling Small Cell Backhaul (Sponsorships available)
TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT SALES:
N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, [email protected], +1 408-583-3335
N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, [email protected], +1 408-583-3395
Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +44 755-488-1623
Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.
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