Nokia Launches Centralized SON Solution, Claims 40% Reduction in Energy Usage in KT's LTE Radio Trial

Nokia Launches Centralized SON Solution, Claims 40% Reduction in Energy Usage in KT's LTE Radio Trial Image Credit: Nokia Networks

Nokia has launched iSON Manager, a centralized Self Organizing Networks (SON) solution for the automation of multi-vendor heterogeneous networks. The solution aims to provide many new capabilities to improve network efficiency. According to Nokia Networks, the solution which has been used during pre-launched trial in a live network with KT,  helped reduce the Korean operator’s LTE radio network energy consumption by 40%. The company added that the newly launched iSON Manager that uses advanced analytics to improve network performance in real time, comes with more than 20 off-the-shelf centralized functional packages with full coordination capabilities for automated configuration, optimization and healing of multi-vendor mobile broadband networks. This complements the distributed automation functions already built into the network elements. 

Oh SM, Senior Vice President and Head of the Network Division, KT 
We are committed to deploying energy efficient technologies in our network, and are excited about the energy saving potential of the new Nokia iSON Manager. With the solution, we can significantly lower the energy consumption of our LTE network. The pilot project showed very good results, leading us to implement the solution across our LTE network. We expect iSON to further improve our overall network and service quality.

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