Networks & Service Platforms

SON Powered Managed Services Leverage AI and Automation for Network Operations




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Report Summary:

As 4G networks displace 3G and evolve as HetNets with 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) small cells or Cloud RAN such complex network operations demand managed services powered by highly automated next generation Self-Organizing Networks (SON) solutions.

SON is probably the most advanced automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution in service provider production networking today; and C-SON solutions now power managed services for operators to accelerate CAPEX and OPEX savings as well as complex multivendor networks that enhance user performance.

In this Insight we review the benefits of managed services combined with advanced automation techniques and the need for rapid evolution to Next Generation SON capabilities.



Table of Contents

Introduction - Operators turn to Managed Services to optimize Capacity, reduce OPEX and enhance Quality of Service (QoS) for complex Multi-Vendor infrastructure

  • Managed Services Enable Complex Multi-Vendor Networks to Scale at ‘Super-Human’ Speed with Lower OPEX.
  • Managed Services Powered by SON Accelerate Process Change

C-SON Powered Managed Services Solutions

  • Steps for Implementing Managed Services

Beneficial Results Delivered to Service Providers

SON Powered Managed Services Key to Next Generation Networking

Key Implications

EXHIBITS

Exhibit I. Open Loop Validation Machine Learning Enables and Updates Closed Loop Algorithms and AI based Automation

Exhibit II. Award Winning C-SON Powered Managed Services Case at Türk Telecom

Exhibit III. Basic vs. Advanced SON Capabilities


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