10/22/12

Huawei's Innovative SingleSON Solution Leads SON Technology Development


Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, launched its innovative SingleSON solution in front of an audience of global operators at the Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Summit 2012, which ran from October 3 to 4 in Cannes, France. Utilizing real-time network optimization and cross-system synergy routines, Huawei's SingleSON solution helps operators enhance operations, maintenance efficiency, and network performance while ensuring user experience.

The SON Summit, held annually for the last three years, is the only industry forum dedicated to SON technologies. This year's summit attracted more than 120 senior managers from world-renowned operators, analysis institutions, international organizations, and telecom equipment manufacturers. The program consisted of presentations and in-depth discussions concerning the development of SON.

Data services are rapidly increasing in the MBB era, resulting in the emergence of multi-mode and multi-layer networks. Operators are now faced with the challenge of how to optimize network performance faster to better meet growing end user requirements.

Following the first proposal of Huawei's SingleSON concept at the 2010 SON Summit, Huawei further elaborated upon the architecture of the solution at this year's summit. Utilizing a newly introduced multi-system co-processing unit eCoordinator, the SingleSON solution provides single- and multi-mode network resource collaboration. Instead of optimizing future network growth with old data, Huawei's eCoordinator monitors network performance and status in real time, providing an analysis that achieves true automated optimization of multi-mode and multi-level networks. The eCoordinator provides operators with a comprehensive analysis of network resource usage, allocates radio resources more efficiently for each user, and offers the industry's best optimized radio resource utilization and user experience.

Ying Weimin, Huawei President for GSM&UMTS&LTE Wireless Networks, said: "Huawei SingleSON is more than a concept, it's a mature solution. In February 2012, SingleSON ANR was successfully put into commercial use on an LTE commercial network in Cologne, Germany, as the world's first deployment of automatic neighbor-cell configurations on a commercial network. In June 2012, the Validation aICIC function was tested in Hong Kong, and was shown to be enable cell edge user data transfer rate enhancements of up to 30% on heavy load traffic networks. We believe that Huawei's SingleSON solution will benefit more networks around the world in the future, helping global operators to achieve business success in the MBB era."

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