Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has released the industry’s first multi-mode SON (self-organizing network) solution named SingleSON. The solution is capable of automatically managing multi-mode and multi-layer networks, to improve O&M (operation and maintenance) efficiency and ensure smooth evolution to future technologies.
With the rapid development of new mobile technologies, wide popularity of smart devices, and increase in data usage, networks are becoming increasingly complex. Of primary concern to all operators is the need to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of O&M.
David Wang, President of Wireless Network Product Line, Huawei, said “As the best business partner of operators, Huawei accepts this challenge to reduce operation and maintenance costs together with our customers. Huawei, through our innovative SingleSON solution, is committed to building a self-organizing network that can realize self-configuration, self-optimization and self-operation and support central or distributed deployment according to different network scales.”
SingleSON improves the efficiency of O&M throughout the network lifecycle, for example in the case of a breakdown, the time taken to resume service is reduced from days to minutes. Adopting SingleSON enables the throughput at the cell edge to be enhanced by 30%, which ensures the same network experience as users receive when they are in the cell center. Huawei’s SingleSON is compatible with future-oriented technologies and is capable of evolving to serve the future multi-mode heterogeneous network that is composed of macro and micro base stations.
SingleSON forms part of Huawei’s vision for a GigaWorld, further details will be announced soon.