March 22, 2013
Research and Markets
has announced the addition of the "
Self-Organizing Networks: Market Analysis and Forecasts
" report to their offering.
A global assessment of the Self-Organizing Network (SON) software market, providing in-depth insight into the market drivers, barriers, vendor strategies and future prospects for the industry.
Network planning and on-going optimization is an imperative aspect for any wireless carrier in order to ensure acceptable levels of service for users, thereby reducing churn. Now, with the boom in mobile broadband infrastructure deployments, Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions promise to automate the planning, configuration and on-going optimization of Radio Access Networks (RANs). ARCchart estimates that SON in its full implementation, as defined by the 3GPP, can automate as many as 60% of all tasks typically performed by a RAN optimization engineer.
is a network that can automatically configure and continuously optimize the parameters of its sub-elements with the aim of optimising network performance, capacity and coverage.
This report provides a global assessment of the
. In addition to assessing the key market trends, vendor strategies and the industry's future roadmap, the report quantifies OpEx and CapEx savings possible through the implementation of SON, and provides detailed market forecasts for SON software revenues from 2012 through to 2017, from both global and regional perspectives. The report also considers revenues for the legacy RAN planning & optimization software market. Historical figures are also provided for 2011.
Topics of coverage include:
- RAN planning and optimization - SON business case - Factors driving the SON market - Challenges to the SON ecosystem - SON functional areas and implementation architectures - Future roadmap of the SON industry - Profiles of key SON software vendors - Wireless Network and HetNet Infrastructure Spending - Market sizing and forecast