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.