Nokia Networks has signed an agreement to acquire Eden Rock Communications, a Self Optimizing Network (SON) firm and creator of Eden-NET, which is used within GSM, UMTS and LTE networks to improve peak network performance, network reliability and operational efficiencies. Through this acquisition, Nokia Networks aims to boost its multivendor SON radio optimization capabilities and reaffirm its vision to become the vendor-of-choice in this domain. Nokia plans to incorporate Eden-NET into its own SON portfolio.
SON, one of the fastest growing segments in the mobile broadband industry, is a strategically important market for Nokia Networks. SON is essential for the increasingly complex heterogenous operator networks. It provides workflow automation, network performance improvements and additional reliability.
According to Nokia Networks, Eden Rock’s Eden-NET centralized SON solution and Nokia Networks’ SON technologies are highly complementary and provide an excellent basis to build industry leading SON solutions for a wide range of market needs. This combination, coupled with Nokia Networks' go to market and global services capability, can reduce operating expenses, drive measurable improvements in customer experience, and thus contribute to maximizing overall profitability for mobile operators.