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The Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Ecosystem: 2014-2020

Release Date

17 March 2014

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186

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Single User License: USD 2,500
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The Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Ecosystem - 2014 - 2020.pdf, The Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Ecosystem - 2014 - 2020.xlsx

Keywords

Self-Organizing Network (SON), Mobile Network Optimization,RF Planning, RF Optimization, Mobile Core, Mobile Backhaul, HetNet, LTE, 3G, WiMAX,5G,4G,3G,FDD,TD-LTE, Wireless,Cellular,Macrocell,HetNet,Small Cells, SON, WiFi, DAS, Cloud RAN, Wireless, LTE, Mobile Broadband, Mobile Devices, Cellular Networks, Mobile Network Operators,Carriers, Telecom Regulation, Energy

Abstract

Self-Organizing Network (SON) technology minimizes the lifecycle cost of running a wireless carrier 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 carrier’s services, improving the OpEx to revenue ratio.

Amid growing demands for mobile broadband connectivity, wireless carriers are keen to capitalize on SON to minimize rollout delays and operational expenditures associated with their ongoing LTE and small cell deployments.

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

Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, SON revenue is expected to grow to more than $3 Billion by the end of 2016, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by over 20%.

The “Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Ecosystem: 2014 – 2020” 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 8 SON submarkets from 2014 through to 2020. Historical figures are also presented for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Key Findings

The report has the following key findings:

  • Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, SON revenue is expected to grow to more than $3 Billion by the end of 2016, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by over 20%
  • Driven by large scale TD-LTE rollouts and ongoing SON deployments, the Asia Pacific region will account for nearly 40% of the global mobile network optimization market by 2016
  • SNS Research estimates that SON can enable wireless carriers to save up to 35% of their electrical power consumption by dynamically by activating and deactivating RAN nodes in line with the changing traffic and user distribution profile
  • SNS Research estimates that a Tier 1 wireless carrier can save as much as 32% of its overall OpEx by employing SON across the RAN, mobile core and mobile backhaul segments of the network
  • Wireless carriers have reported up to a 40% reduction in dropped calls and over 20% higher data rates with SON implementation
  • Infrastructure and software incumbents are aggressively eyeing on acquisitions of smaller established C-SON players to accelerate their early entry path into the C-SON market

Topics Covered

The report covers the following topics:

  • Conventional mobile network planning and optimisation
  • SON technology and architecture
  • Key benefits and market drivers of SON
  • Challenges to SON adoption
  • SON use cases
  • SON deployment case studies
  • Company profiles and strategies of over 60 SON ecosystem players
  • OpEx and CapEx saving analysis of SON
  • Wireless network infrastructure spending and traffic projections
  • Wireless network infrastructure industry roadmap and value chain
  • Future roadmap of the SON ecosystem
  • Convergence of SON with other technologies (such as Big Data analytics)
  • Strategic recommendations for SON solution providers, wireless infrastructure OEMs and wireless carriers
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2014 till 2020

Forecast Segmentation

Market forecasts and historical figures are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:

  • Mobile Network Optimization: SON, Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • SON Submarkets: Macrocell RAN, HetNet/Small Cell RAN, Mobile Core, Mobile Backhaul
  • SON Architecture Submarkets: C-SON (Centralized SON), D-SON (Distributed SON)
  • SON Wireless Network Generation Submarkets: 2G/3G, 4G
  • SON CapEx and OpEx Savings Submarkets: RAN, Mobile Core, Mobile Backhaul
  • Regional Submarkets: Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin and Central America, Middle East and Africa, North America, Western Europe

Key Questions Answered

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

  • How big is the SON and mobile network optimization ecosystem?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Who are the key SON vendors and what are their strategies?
  • What is the outlook for QoE based SON solutions?
  • What is the outlook for C-SON and D-SON adoption?
  • What is the outlook for SON associated OpEx savings by region?
  • How will SON investments compare with those on traditional mobile network optimization?
  • What opportunities exist for SON in mobile core and mobile backhaul?
  • How will SON use cases evolve overtime in 3GPP releases?
  • Which regions will see the highest number of SON investments?
  • How much will wireless carriers invest in SON solutions?

List of Companies Mentioned in Report

The following companies and organisations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

21 Vianet Group, 2K Telecom, 3 Austria, 3 Denmark, 3 HK, 3 Ireland, 3 Italia, 3 Sweden, 365 Media, 3Roam, 4G Americas, 4ipnet, 6WIND, A1 Telekom, Ablaze, Accedian, Accedian Networks, Accelleran, Accuver, Actelis, Actix, Adams NetWorks, ADLINK, ADTRAN, ADVA, Advantech, Aero2, Aerohive, Aeronet, Aexio, Aircel, Aircell, AIRCOM International, AirHop Communications, Airspan Networks, Airtel Nigeria, Airvana, AIS/DPC Thailand, Al Madar, Alaska Communications, Albis Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Alfa, Algar Telecom (CTBC), Algerie Telecom, Alpha Networks, Altel, Altera, Alvarion, Amdocs, Andorra Telecom, Andrew, Antares Group, Antel, Anvaya Networks, Aptilo, Aqiva Wireless, Aquafon, Arcadyan, Argela, ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, Japan), Aricent, Arieso, ARItel, Armentel, Aruba Networks, Ascom, Asiaspace, Askey, ASOCS, Astellia, AT&T Mobility, ATDI, Athena Wireless Communications, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, U.S.), Atrica, Avanti, Avea, Aviat Networks, Avvasi, Axell Wireless, Axerra Networks, Axis Teknologies, Azercell, Azerfon, b•lite, Babilon Mobile, Bakcell, Bakrie Telecom, Batelco, Bayan Telecommunications, BayRICS, Beeline, Beeline Lao, BelCel, Belgacom / Proximus, Bell Mobility, BendBroadband, BeST (Life), BH Telecom, Bharti Airtel, Bhutan Telecom, Big Switch Networks, BigAir, BLiNQ Networks, Bluegrass Cellular, Blueline, BluWan, Bollore Telecom, Bouygues Telecom, Brazil Army, Brazil Sao Paulo Military Police, BridgeWave Communications, Broadcom, Brocade, Browan, BSNL, BT, BTC, BTI Systems, BTI Wireless, BTL, BUCD, Bulgaria Vivacom, Bytemobile, C Spire Wireless, C&S, Cable and Wireless, Cambium Networks, Canoga Perkins, Carolina West Wireless, Carrier Access Corporation, Cavium, CBL Bahamas, CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited), CCI (Communication Components Inc.), CCS, CCSA (China Communications Standards Association, China), CDMA Development Group, Ceclcom Axiata, CeedTec, Celcite, Cell C, Cellcom, CellO, Cellvine, Cellwize, Celtro, CENTRI, CenturyLink, Ceragon, Chariton Valley Comms, Charles Industries, Chat Mobility, China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom, China Unicom, CHT, Cielo, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Citrix, City of Charlotte Council, Claro, Clear Mobitel, CNT, COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India), Cobham, Coherent Logix, Colorado Valley, Comarch, Comba Telecom, Commnet Wireless, CommScope, Commsquare, Contela,ConteXtream, Continuous Computing, Convergence Technologies, Copper Valley Telecom, Corning, Cosmote, COTA Murcia4G, Cross Telephone, Crown Castle, CSI, CSL Limited, Custer Telephone, Cyan, Cyan, Datame, DBD, Dedicado, DeltaNode, Deutsche Telekom, Dhiraagu, Dialog Axiata LTE TDD later FDD, Dialogic, DiGi, Digicel, Digicel Fiji, Digitel, Digitel Jamaica, Dish Network, D-Link, DNA, DoCoMo Pacific, DragonWave, DTAC – TriNet, DTM (Datang Mobile), Du, E Plus, eAccess, Eastlink, E-Band Communications, ECE (European Communications Engineering), ECI Telecom, Econet Wireless, Eden Rock Communications, Edgewater, EE, EION, Elisa, EMT, Emtel, EnergyAustralia Ausgrid, EnGenius, Entel Movil, Entel PCS, Entel Peru, Enterasys, ERA/T-Mobile Poland, Ericsson, ETC, Etex Telephone Co-op, EtherReach, Ethertronics, Ethio Telecom, Ethos, Etisalat, Etisalat Misr, ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), Evolve Broadband, Exalt, ExteNet Systems, Extreme Networks, FarEasTone, FastBack Networks,Fastlink (Regional Telecom), Femtel, FibroLAN, Firetide, Fitel, Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland), Forsk, Fortinet, FPT Telecom, Freescale Semiconductor, Fujitsu, Gemtek, Genband, Georgia Magticom, Glo Mobile, Globacom, Global Mobile, Globe, GoNet Systems, Goodman Networks, Gore, GrenTech, GSA, GSMA (GSM Association), Guavus, Guineanet, GWT (Global Wireless Technologies), Handlink, Hatteras, Hitachi, HP, Huahuan, Huawei, Hutchison 3, IBW International, ICE, iConnect, IDC Moldova, iDirect, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers),IM2, Imagine Group, IMS Forum, InfoCommunication Union, InfoVista, Ingenia Telecom, InnerWireless (Acquired by Black Box), Intel, InterDigital, Intracom, Intucell Systems, Inwi, Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Board (ISICSB), ip.access, IPITEK, IPV6 Forum, Islandcom, IT&E Guam, JDSU, Juni, Juniper Networks, Kcell, KDDI, Kentrox, Kordia, KPN, KPN Base, KPU (Alaska), KT, KT Corp Rwanda, Lanka Bell, Lantiq, Lattelecom, Lavastorm, Leap Wireless/Cricket, Lemko, LG U+, LightPoint Communications, Lightsquared, LIME, Linkem, LMT, LSI, LTC, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M1, Manx Telecom, Mascom Wireless, Massnet, MAX Telecom, Maxim Integrated, Maxis, MaxyTel, Megafon, Menatelecom, Mentum, Meru Networks, Mesaplexx, Meteor, Microwave Networks, Mid-Rivers Communications, Milmex, mimoOn, Mindspeed Technologies, MiSpot, Mobile Norway/Tele2, MobileAccess, Mobily, Mobinil, Mobistar, Mobitel, Moldcell, Monaco Telecom, Mongolia Telecom, Mosaic Telecom, Motorola Solutions, Movicel, Movilmax, Movilnet, Movistar, MRV Communications, MTA, MTC, MTC Touch, M-Tel, MTN, MTN Uganda,MTNL, MTPCS, MTS, MTS Allstream, MTS Belarus, MTS Ukraine, Myanmar P & T, Nawras, NBN Co., Ncell, NEC, Neo-Sky, Neotel, Nepal Telecom, NetGear, NetLogic Microsystems, Netronome, Newfield Wireless, NewNet, Nexius, NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks), NITA, Node-H, Nomadix, Nomor Research, Nortel Networks, NorthwestCell, Nova, NSN (Nokia Solutions & Networks), nTelos, nTelos Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent), O2 Secure Wireless, Octasic, Oi, Omantel, Omnitel, On Telecomunicacoes, ONE, Ooredoo, Open Mobile, Optimi, Optimus, Optiway, Optulink, Optus, Orange Armenia, Orange Austria, Orange Dominicana, Orange France, Orange Liechtenstein, Orange Luxembourg, Orange Mauritius, Orange Moldova, Orange Romania, Orange Slovak Republic, Orange Spain, Orange Switzerland, Orange Uganda, Orckit Corrigent, Osnova Telecom, Overture, P&T, P.I.Works, P1 Networks, P4 (Play), Pandetel, Panhandle Telephone Co-op, PCCW, Peoples Telephone Co-op, Personal, PicoChip, Pioneer Cellular, Plano Engineering, Plexxi, Polkomtel Plus, Positron-Aktino, Powerwave Technologies, Proxim, PTK Centertel (Orange), Public Service Wireless, Public Wireless, PureWave Networks, PVT, Qualcomm, Quortus, R (Spain), RAD Data Systems, RADCOM, Radisys, RADWIN, Rakon, RCS & RDS, Redline Communications, REDtone, Reliance, Reverb Networks, RF Window, RFNet, RFS (Radio Frequency Systems), Rogers Wireless, Rohde & Schwarz, Rorotika, Rostelecom, Ro-Timak Technology, Ruckus Wireless, RusViet Telecom, S and R Communications, S&T Telephone Cooperative, Safaricom, Sagebrush Cellular (Nemont), Sagem, Sagemcom, SAI Technology, Saima Telecom, Samsung, Sasktel, Sazz, Schema, SEDICOM, SerComm, SFR, SGRITA, Shentel, Shyam Networks, Si.mobil, SIAE Microelectronics, Siklu, Siminn, SingTel, SK Telecom, SK Telesys, Sky Brazil, Small Cell Forum, Smart Communications, Smartone, SMARTS, Smile, Smoltelecom, Softbank, Softbank Mobile, SOLiD Technologies, Spectranet, SpeedConnect, SpiderCloud Wireless, Sprint, Sprint Nextel, Sprocket Wireless, SRT Communications, SSTL, Star Microwave, Starcomms, StarHub, STC, Strata Networks, Strix Systems, Sub10 Systems, Sunrise Communications, Surfline Communications, SWIFT Networks, Swisscom, Sycamore, Symena, Syringa Wireless, T Mobile, Tango, Tango Networks, Taqua, Tarana Wireless, Tata Elxsi, TCCA (TETRA and Critical Communications Association), TDC, TD-Forum, TDIA (TD Industry Alliance), TE Connectivity , Tyco Electronics Connectivity), Tecom, TEKTELIC, Tektronix Communications, Telcel, Telco Systems, Tele2, Tele2 Kazakhstan , Tele2 Sweden, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), Telecom Malaysia, Telecom New Zealand, Telefonica Movistar, Telefonica O2, Telefonica O2 Ireland, Telefonica O2 UK, Telefonica Peru, Telefonica Spain, Telekom Srpske, Telenet Belgium , Telenor Denmark, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Montenegro, Telenor Norway, Telenor Sweden, Telesis, TeliaSonera, TeliaSonera Norway, TeliaSonera Sweden, Telkom Mobile (8ta), Telkomsel Indonesia, Tellabs, Telrad, Telstra, Telus, TEOCO, Teradata, Texas Energy Network, Texas Instruments, TFL, Theta Networks, Thomson, T-Hrvatski Telekom, Thumb Cellular, Tigo, Tikona, TIM Brasil, TM Forum (TeleManagement Forum), TMC, TMN (Portugal Telecom), T-Mobile Czech Republic, T-Mobile Hungary, T-Mobile Macedonia, T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Puerto Rico, T-Mobile Slovensko,T-Mobile USA, TN Mobile, TOT Thailand, TPG Internet, TP-Link, TRaC Global, Trango Systems, Transmode, Tranzeo, Trendium, Triatel, Tricom, Tropos, True Move, TSKL, TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association, Korea), TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan), TTG International, TTK, Tulinx, Tunisiana, Turkcell, U Mobile, UbeeAirWalk, Ubidyne GmBH, Ubiquisys, Ubiquiti Networks, u-blox, UCell, UK Broadband, Ulusnet, Umniah, UMTS Forum, Une-EPM, United Wireless, Unitel, US Cellular,Vainakh Telecom, VDC (VNPT), Vector, Velatel, Velatel-Aerostrong, Verizon Wireless, Videocon, Videotron, Viettel, Vimpelcom, VIP mobile, VIPNet, Visafone Communications, Viva, Vivacell-MTS, Vivato, Vivo, VMWare, Vodacom, Vodacom Tanzania, Vodafone, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone Czech Republic, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Fiji, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone New Zealand, Vodafone Portugal, Vodafone Qatar, Vodafone Romania, Vodafone Spain, Vodafone UK, Vox, VTel Wireless, Vubiq, Wataniya, Wataniya Telecom, WBS (iBurst),WebRadar, West Central Wireless, Wi-Ex, Wilson Electronics, Wind, Wind Mobile, WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corp.), Woosh, Xceed Technologies, Xilinx, XL Axiata, Xplornet, Yoigo, Yota, YTL Communications Yes, Zain, Zain Jordan, Zain Saudi, Zamtel, Zhone, Ziggo, Zinwave, Zoda Fones, ZTE

Countries Covered

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (ex Zaire), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia (ex Tahiti), French West Indies, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirghizstan, Kiribati, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Samoa (American), Sao Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Historical Revenue and Forecast Segmentation
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Key Findings
  • Methodology
  • Target Audience
  • Companies and Organisations Mentioned
  • Chapter 2: SON amd Mobile Network Optimization Ecosystem
  • Conventional Mobile Network Optimization
  • Network Planning
  • Measurement Collection: Drive Tests, Probes and End User Data
  • Post-Processing, Optimisation and Policy Enforcement
  • The Self-Organizing Network (SON) Concept
  • What is SON?
  • The Need for SON
  • Functional Areas of SON
  • Self-Configuration
  • Self-Optimization
  • Self-Healing
  • Market Drivers for SON Adoption
  • Continued Wireless Network Infrastructure Investments
  • Optimisation in Multi-RAN and HetNet Environments
  • OpEx and CapEx Reduction: The Cost Saving Potential
  • Improving Subscriber Experience and Churn Reduction
  • Power Savings
  • Enabling Small Cell Deployments
  • Traffic Management
  • Market Barriers for SON Adoption
  • Complexity of Implementation
  • Reorganisation and Changes to Standard Engineering Procedures
  • Lack of Trust in Automation
  • Lack of Operator Control: Proprietary SON Algorithms
  • Coordination between Distributed and Centralized SON
  • Network Security Concerns: New Interfaces and Lack of Monitoring
  • Chapter 3: SON Technology, Use Cases and Implementation Architectures
  • Where Does SON Sit Within a Mobile Network?
  • RAN
  • Mobile Core
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Device-Assisted SON
  • SON Architecture
  • C-SON (Centralized SON)
  • D-SON (Distributed SON)
  • H-SON (Hybrid SON)
  • SON Use-Cases
  • Self-Configuration of Network Elements
  • Automatic Connectivity Management
  • Self-Testing of Network Elements
  • Self-Recovery of Network Elements/Software
  • Self-Healing of Board Faults
  • Automatic Inventory
  • ANR (Automatic Neighbor Relations)
  • PCI (Physical Cell ID) Configuration
  • CCO (Coverage & Capacity Optimization)
  • MRO (Mobility Robustness Optimization)
  • MLB (Mobile Load Balancing)
  • RACH (Random Access Channel) Optimization
  • ICIC (Inter-Cell Interference Coordination)
  • eICIC (Enhanced ICIC)
  • Energy Savings
  • Cell Outage Detection and Compensation
  • Self-Configuration and Optimisation of Small Cells
  • Optimisation of DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)
  • RAN Aware Traffic Shaping
  • Traffic Steering in HetNets
  • Optimisation of Virtualised Network Resources
  • Auto-Provisioning of Backhaul Links
  • Backhaul Bandwidth Optimisation
  • Backhaul Interference Management
  • SON Coordination Management
  • Seamless Vendor Infrastructure Swap
  • Chapter 4: SON Standardization
  • NGNM (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
  • Conception of the SON Initiative
  • Functional Areas and Requirements
  • Implementation Approach
  • P-SmallCell (Project Small Cell)
  • Recommendations for Multi-Vendor SON Deployment
  • 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
  • Release 8
  • Release 9
  • Release 10
  • Release 11
  • Release 12, 13 and Beyond
  • Implementation Approach
  • Chapter 5: SON Deployment Case Studies
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Vendor Selection and Contract Value
  • Implemented Use Cases
  • Results
  • SingTel
  • Vendor Selection and Contract Value
  • Implemented Use Cases
  • Results
  • TIM Brasil
  • Vendor Selection and Contract Value
  • Implemented Use Cases
  • Results
  • KDDI
  • Vendor Selection and Contract Value
  • Implemented Use Cases
  • Results
  • Chapter 6: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain
  • Industry Roadmap
  • Initial LTE FDD Rollouts with D-SON: 2010-2011
  • Rise of the HetNets and C-SON: 2012-2013
  • TD-LTE Deployments and Continued SON Proliferation: 2014-2016
  • “Software Centric” Networking and QoE/QoS Based SON: 2017-2019
  • Start of the 5G Era: 2020 and Beyond
  • Value Chain
  • Embedded Technology Ecosystem
  • Chipset Developers
  • Embedded Component/Software Providers
  • RAN Ecosystem
  • Macrocell RAN OEMs
  • ‘Pure-Play’ and Specialist Small Cell OEMs
  • WiFi Access Point OEMs
  • DAS and Repeater Solution Providers
  • Cloud RAN Solution Providers
  • Other Technology and Network Component Providers/Enablers
  • Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem
  • Backhaul Solution Providers
  • Mobile Core Ecosystem
  • Core Network Infrastructure and Software Providers
  • Connectivity Ecosystem
  • 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Carriers
  • WiFi Connectivity Providers
  • Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) Providers
  • SON and Mobile Network Optimization Ecosystem
  • SON Solution Providers
  • Mobile Network Optimisation Solution Providers
  • SDN and NFV Ecosystem
  • SDN and NFV Providers
  • Chapter 7: Vendor Landscape
  • Accedian Networks
  • Accuver
  • AIRCOM International (Acquired by TEOCO)
  • AirHop Communications
  • Airspan Networks
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amdocs
  • Arcadyan
  • Argela
  • Aricent
  • ARItel
  • Ascom
  • Astellia
  • ATDI
  • Avvasi
  • Broadcom
  • BLiNQ Networks
  • Cavium
  • CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited)
  • Cellwize
  • Celtro
  • CENTRI
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citrix
  • Comarch
  • Commsquare
  • DTM (Datang Mobile)
  • ECE (European Communications Engineering)
  • Eden Rock Communications
  • Ericsson
  • Forsk
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fujitsu
  • Guavus
  • Hitachi
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • InterDigital
  • InfoVista
  • JDSU
  • Lemko
  • Lavastorm
  • mimoOn
  • NEC
  • NSN (Nokia Solutions and Networks)
  • Optulink
  • P.I.Works
  • Plano Engineering
  • QualcommRadisys
  • RADCOM
  • Reverb Networks
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Rorotika
  • Samsung
  • SEDICOM
  • Siklu
  • SpiderCloud Wireless
  • Tarana Wireless
  • Tektronix Communications
  • Tellabs
  • TEOCO
  • Texas Instruments
  • Theta Networks
  • TTG International
  • Tulinx
  • WebRadar
  • Xceed Technologies
  • ZTE
  • Chapter 8: Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • SON and Mobile Network Optimization Revenue
  • SON Revenue
  • SON Revenue by Submarket
  • SON in Macrocell RAN
  • SON in HetNet/Small Cell RAN
  • SON in Mobile Core
  • SON in Mobile Backhaul
  • SON Revenue by Architecture: Centralized vs Distributed
  • C-SON
  • D-SON
  • SON Revenue by Wireless Network Generation: 2G/3G vs. 4G
  • 2G/3G SON
  • 4G SON
  • SON Revenue by Region
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue by Region
  • Asia Pacific
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • Eastern Europe
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • Latin and Central America
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • Middle East and Africa
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • North America
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • Western Europe
  • SON
  • Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation
  • Chapter 9: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations
  • Moving Towards QoE Based SON Platforms
  • Capitalising on DPI (Deep Packet Inspection)
  • The Convergence of Big Data Analytics and SON
  • SON for NFV and SDN: The Push from Wireless Carriers
  • Moving Towards Mobile Core and Backhaul
  • Assessing the Impact of SON on Optimisation and Field Engineers
  • SON Associated OpEx Savings: The Numbers
  • What SON Capabilities Will 5G Networks Entail?
  • The C-SON Versus D-SON Debate
  • Strategic Recommendations
  • SON and Conventional Mobile Network Optimisation Solution Providers
  • Wireless Infrastructure OEMs
  • Wireless Carriers

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Functional Areas of SON with the Mobile Network Lifecycle
  • Figure 2: Annual Global Throughput of Mobile Network Data Traffic by Region: 2010–2020 (Exabytes)
  • Figure 3: Global Wireless Network Infrastructure Revenue by Submarket: 2010–2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 4: Global Mobile Network Data Traffic Distribution by Access Network Form Factor: 2010–2020 (%)
  • Figure 5: SON Associated OpEx and CapEx Savings by Network Segment
  • Figure 6: Potential Areas of SON Implementation
  • Figure 7: Mobile Backhaul Segmentation by Technology
  • Figure 8: C-SON (Centralised SON) in a Wireless Carrier Network
  • Figure 9: D-SON (Distributed SON) in a Wireless Carrier Network
  • Figure 10: H-SON (Hybrid SON) in a Wireless Carrier Network
  • Figure 11: NGNM SON Use Cases
  • Figure 12: The Wireless Network Infrastructure Industry Roadmap: 2014-2020
  • Figure 13: The Wireless Network Infrastructure Value Chain
  • Figure 14: Embedded Technology Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 15: Macrocell RAN Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 16: Specialist Small Cell RAN Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 17: Carrier WiFi Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 18: DAS and Repeater Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 19: Cloud RAN Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 20: Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 21: Mobile Core Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 22: List of LTE Trials and Deployments
  • Figure 23: SON and Mobile Network Optimisation Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 24: SDN and NFV Ecosystem Players
  • Figure 25: Global SON and Mobile Network Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 26: Global SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 27: Global SON Revenue by Submarket: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 28: Global Macrocell RAN SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 29: Global Small Cell RAN SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 30: Global Mobile Core SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 31: Global Mobile Backhaul SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 32: Global SON Revenue by Architecture: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 33: Global C-SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 34: Global D-SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 35: Global SON Revenue by Wireless Network Generation: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 36: Global 2G/3G SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 37: Global 4G SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 38: SON Revenue by Region: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 39: Global Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 40: Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue by Region: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 41: Asia Pacific SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 42: Asia Pacific Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 43: Eastern Europe SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 44: Eastern Europe Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 45: Latin and Central America SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 46: Latin and Central America Conventional Mobile Network Planning amd Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 47: Middle East and Africa SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 48: Middle East and Africa Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimization Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 49: North America SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 50: North America Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimisation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 51: Western Europe SON Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 52: Western Europe Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimiszation Revenue: 2010-2020 ($ Million)
  • Figure 53: SON Associated OpEx Savings by Region: 2010-2020 ($ Million)