Nokia deploys SON software to support its move to 5G


By Amy Sarcevic
Thursday, 23 July, 2020


Nokia deploys SON software to support its move to 5G

Nokia’s EdenNet Self-Organizing Network (SON) software has been deployed by partner Telstra, enabling the telco to boost automation across its mobile network and support its move to 5G.

The EdenNet SON is an open, 3GPP standards-based platform that helps mobile operators realise the full potential of their existing networks — as well as drive transformation to 5G technology.

To this end, the solution will automate Telstra’s radio access network (RAN) configuration management, improving network performance and efficiency.

The agreement will see Telstra roll out Nokia’s SON solution on its multivendor, nationwide 3G, 4G and 5G RAN — delivered across model, staging and production environments. The partnership will allow Telstra to migrate legacy tools to an open, scalable and futureproof platform.

Ashley Hunter, Network Engineering Executive, Telstra, said the solution would help Telstra realise a host of benefits in its partnership with Nokia.

“Telstra is a world leader in adopting new radio and platform technologies, and Nokia’s EdenNet SON solution will enable us to automate our network configuration and operations to improve cycle time, repeatability, reliability and cost,” Hunter said.

“Nokia’s Open SON framework APIs hide the complexity of the underlying network, allowing Telstra to focus on automating the configuration of our network to help provide greater reliability, faster speeds and peace of mind for our customers.”

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