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Self-organizing network (SON) vendor landscape bifurcating as centralized SON (C-SON) gains ground

 

Campbell, CALIFORNIA, October 27, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 SON and Optimization Software report, which tracks self-organizing network (SON) software by generation (3G, 4G) and by architecture (centralized, distributed), as well as 2G and 3G optimization software for the mobile network optimization market.


ANALYST NOTE

“Although self-organizing network (SON) software comes with eNodeBs as it is baked into LTE, we see more and more cases around the world of centralized SON (C-SON) deployed for 2G and 3G mobile network optimization with growing demand. As a result, we have two SON markets running in parallel, one distributed SON (D-SON) supplied by traditional RAN vendors and the other dominated by C-SON specialists,” notes Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research.


SON AND OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global self-organizing network (SON) revenue hit $707 million in 2013, more than double the size of the 2012 market
  • Meanwhile, 2G/3G optimization grew 6% in 2013 from the prior year, reaching $2.7 billion
  • 119 LTE networks went live in 2013
  • Infonetics forecasts the worldwide mobile network optimization (MNO) and SON market to hit $5.6 billion by 2018, driven by opex reduction, ongoing 2G-to-3G subscriber migration, and preparations for 3G-to-4G subscriber migration—specifically LTE rollouts

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ annual SON and optimization software report provides worldwide and regional market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for the mobile network optimization market, including 2G and 3G optimization software and self-organizing network software by generation (3G, 4G) and by architecture (centralized, distributed).


The report tracks tier 1 mobile infrastructure vendors with mobile network optimization tools, including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, and ZTE, as well as specialist vendors: Aircom (Symena), Airhop Communications, Airspan, Amdocs (Actix, Celcite), Argela, Aricent, Ascom, Astellia, Cellwize, Celtro, Centri, Cisco, Comarch, Eden Rock Communications, Forsk, Hitachi, Infovista (Aexio, Mentum), ip.access, InterDigital, JDSU (Arieso), Optulink, P.I.Works, Radcom, Reverb Networks, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix (Newfield Wireless), Teoco (Schema), Theta Networks, TTG International, Tulinx, Vasona Networks, and Xceed Technologies. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.


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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 more effectively. View Infonetics' brief About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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"We have two SON markets running in parallel, one distributed SON (D-SON) supplied by traditional RAN vendors and the other dominated by C-SON specialists."

Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst
Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics

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