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Self Organizing Network (SON) Infrastructure Provider Market and Forecast 2013-2017


May 2013




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Self Organizing Network, Self Healing Network, SON, LTE Optimization, LTE OSS, LTE OSS/BSS, SON LTE, SON 4G, Self Organizing Network LTE


New and emerging classes of mobile devices (smartphones, pc data cards, USB modems, consumer devices with embedded wireless, machine-to-machine, etc.) are fostering explosive growth of wireless data usage by public and enterprise users. As a result, wireless service providers have to simultaneously support a growing number of higher-bandwidth data applications and services on their networks.

Improving OSS for mobile cellular networks is always a goal of wireless carriers and an important technology to deploy is the so called Self Organizing Network (SON), which has been introduced as part of the 3GPP LTE network framework. SON is expected to be deployed over time and ultimately have a dramatically positive effect on network operations and OSS as it will, among other things, automate certain activates in order to save personnel costs and related costs of materials.

This research evaluates the major Self Organizing Network (SON) suppliers including comparative analysis and vendor rankings.

The report also includes a market assessment and forecast analysis.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.


  • Mobile network operators
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Wireless infrastructure providers
  • OSS/BSS vendors and service providers
  • Network optimization service providers
  • LTE application developers and service integrators
  • Managed service providers and service bureau organizations

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Self Organizing Network Benefits
  • Network Automation
  • Energy Saving
  • Lower Equipment Costs
  • SON Software Revenues 2013-2017
  • Factors Driving the SON Market
  • Key Market Trends
  • Regional SON Market Forecast 2013-2016
  • North America
  • Latin and Central America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Global Market Outlook
  • SON Providers’ Market Share
  • Providers’ Share by Region
  • Providers’ Rank by Client’s Feedback
  • SON Providers’ Analysis
  • Optimi
  • SWOT Analysis for Optimi
  • Optimi SON Solution
  • Ericsson
  • Ericsson’s SON Objectives
  • Ericsson’s SON Focus
  • Actix
  • SON by Actix
  • Actix SWOT
  • Client’s Feedback on Actix SON Solution
  • NEC and Actix SON
  • Motorola
  • Motorola SWOT
  • Motorola SON Services
  • Features of Motorola SON
  • Huawei
  • Planning
  • Deployment
  • Optimization
  • Maintenance
  • Huawei’s SON Analysis
  • Nokia-Siemens Networks
  • NSN SON Analysis
  • Intelligent Self Organizing Networks (ISON) from NSN
  • Airhop Communications
  • Airhop SON Solution Analysis
  • Client’s Feedback on Airhop SON Solutions
  • SON Provider Comparative Analysis
  • Radio Access Networks (RAN) Market and Forecast
  • Market Analysis
  • Devices Developments Challenge

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: SON Use Cases
  • Figure 2: LTE Regional Revenues
  • Figure 3: Vendors Analysis by Region
  • Figure 4: Vendors Rank
  • Figure 5: NSN ISON Solution Benefits
  • Figure 6: RAN/LTE Features in 2015