Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock to Boost Multi-Vendor SON Technology

Nokia Networks to Acquire Eden Rock to Boost Multi-Vendor SON Technology Image Credit: Nokia Networks

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.

Peter Patomella, Vice President, CEM and OSS, Nokia Networks
The size of the optimization and SON market is expected to exceed EUR 5 billion globally by 2018*. With this combination of capabilities, we will effectively address a key customer pain point - automated optimization of heterogenous networks in a multivendor environment. By combining our products into one, we will accelerate the delivery of a compelling solution for this problem and provide best-in-class network performance and customer experience.

Charles Immendorf, CEO, Eden Rock Cloud Architecture & Technology
A massive appetite exists among operators for a proven SON solution with disruptive technologies, open framework and carrier-class capabilities. Via this acquisition, Nokia Networks brings SON functionality that is complimentary to our Eden-NET solution, a renowned reputation for wireless excellence and an ascending market presence. We will be honored to serve under the Nokia banner and aim to establish an insurmountable lead within the SON space.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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