Global Self-Organizing Network (SON) Market: IS SON Assisting the Service Provider in Delivering Faster Service?

Global Self-Organizing Network (SON) Market

Self- organizing network is a technology which is specially designed to make the mobile radio access network easier and faster. It eliminates the inconvenience during operation and also enhances the performance of the system.  There main function is to manage, configure, optimize, plan and heal the mobile radio access networks. They are widely used in applications such as speech coding, application 3G system, GPS, gaming and others. Self- configuration, self- optimization and self- healing are three categories in which the SON solution can be divided. There are mainly three architectural types of SON: Centralized SON, Distributed SON and hybrid SON. They are mainly used so that it can stop any unknown user to attack the system; so that they can keep the data and other important information safe and secured.

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Some of the factors which are responsible for the growth of this market are:

  • Increasing demand of self-organizing networks for bandwidth and performance needs: SON is very important as due to increasing number of network parameters and increasing numbers of base stations in the network and parallel operation it is important to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. SON is a combination of different functions for optimization, diagnostication, and automatic configuration and for the healing of the cellular network. The benefits of introducing this SON in the cellular network are that it will decrease the installation and cost and improve the user experience and network performance
  • Research and development took place to improve the OSS and operations:  Operational support system or OSS is a device which is specially designed for the communication service provider so that they can manage and control any telephone or computer network. They are mainly used to manage applications such as fault management, service provisioning, network inventory and network configurations. There function is to make sure that the network is working efficiently and they are able to fulfill their customer needs. They are widely used in the organizations so that different back office activities can be performed easily. There are different OSS parts which are responsible to perform different business applications. The research and development is taking place so that more advancement and development is expected in OSS.

The global self-organizing network (SON) market is segmented on the basis of Offering which is segmented as Software, Service; Network which is segmented as RAN, Core Network, Backhaul and Wi-Fi; architecture segmented as C-SON, D-SON and H-SON; network technology is segmented as 2G/3G, 4G/LTE and 5G and applications is segmented as speech coding, authentication, network security,  WAP, application in 3G system, intermachine communication, and global positioning system, gaming.

Some of the launches and acquisition in the market are as follow:

  • In January 2016, Qualcomm Incorporated announced the launch of their Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON which is specially designed so that it can simplify the Wi-Fi networking in home and office. This will help them to provide better performance and will help them to provide better experience to their customers. This new system has the ability to manage the connectivity bottlenecks and will protect the network from unauthorized access
  • In July 2015, Nokia Networks announced the launch of their Nokia Eden-NET product which is based Eden Rock's Eden-NET and Nokia Networks iSON Manager. The main aim of the launch is to provide best multivendor SON abilities. This will help the customers to develop their own SON modules and will also provide the required aligity

According to Data Bridge Market Research, global self-organizing network (SON) market is expected to reach USD 7.42 billion by 2025 at a healthy CAGR in the forecast period of 2018 to 2025”

The renowned players in Cisco Systems, Inc., AMDOCS, elefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nokia, REVERB NETWORKS, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte Ltd.,  Airspan, TEOCO Corporation, ROHDE&SCHWARZ, Bwtech, Comarch SA, Casa Systems, Airhop Communications, CCS Computer private systems, Commscope, P.I. Works   and many more.    

Self-organizing Network is very useful for the operators as it replaces the manual configuration of equipment and reduces the cost of the wireless carrier network. It also decreases the inconveniences that happen during the operation and enhance the performance. SON also provides many other benefits as they caters effective network traffic management, and help the service provider in delivering fast services at a cost effective price. These are the factors which are creating opportunities for this market.