Nokia Networks, Coriant to Demo Self-Organizing Networks (SON) for Mobile Backhaul at MWC

Nokia Networks, Coriant to Demo Self-Organizing Networks (SON) for Mobile Backhaul at MWC Image Credit: Nokia Networks

Nokia Networks and Coriant will showcase the use of intelligent self-organizing networks (SON) for mobile backhaul at Mobile World Congress 2015. The SON for mobile backhaul Proof of Concept shows how advanced analytics and software defined networking (SDN) work together to create programmable, self-aware networks that assure an optimal service experience end-to-end.

According to Nokia Networks, the solution allows a same level of experience to be achieved with 20% less transport infrastructure than is needed in today’s networks. The self-aware network extends SDN beyond automated service provisioning to automatically reconfigure network resources based on analysis of the factors that impact customer experience and service level agreements. By reversing the conventional paradigm – in which services must conform to the network – SON adapts the mobile backhaul network to the demands of mobile services. This results in a better perceived Quality of Experience because high service quality is maintained every time a user runs an application.

Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO at Nokia Networks
This Proof of Concept is the first of its kind to provide a fully automated capability for self-configuration and self-optimization of multi-vendor mobile backhaul networks using SDN as the management layer. It is a major step towards teaching networks to be self-aware and realizing our Technology Vision 2020. It also reduces total cost of transmitting each bit by making transport networks intelligent enough to take network planning and daily operational decisions in the most cost-effective way on their own.

Paul Smelters, Senior Vice President of Data Networks, Coriant
Coriant innovation in SDN is leading the revolution to programmable, service-aware data-optical networks. Through this joint program with Nokia Networks, Coriant is showing how it is enabling services as the driver of programmable mobile backhaul and fixed-mobile converged networks.

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