The revival of the SON: 5G, cloud-RAN and densification will drive market expansion
31 May 2018 | Research
Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (6 slides) | Service Design and Orchestration
"CSPs are clear that next-generation SON capabilities will accelerate the transition to zero-touch networks."
Operators’ plans to densify and virtualise their networks, for example by implementing cloud-RAN, and in the future, 5G, will increase the interest in zero-touch networks delivered with low operational costs and superior customer experience.
This report provides:
- a 5-year forecast for self-organising networks (SONs)
- recent survey results on the drivers and inhibitors of SONs
- recommendations for vendors and communications service providers (CSPs).
vRAN: the high-level implications for OSS
Network automation: a solution framework for service agility and cost economics in cloud-enabled 5G networks
Active testing techniques can help communications service providers to improve the customer experience