Capitalizing SON – How to Implement SON for LTE to reduce OPEX and Increase Revenue

Now available on-demand

LTE is the fastest growing communication technology of all time, however it is also extremely complex and expensive to deploy and manage. Innovations such as cloud based radio access networks that provide optimal bandwidth where required based on real time dynamic traffic conditions and HetNets that comprise of eNodeBs of varying form factors including macro, micro, pico and HeNBs to provide optimal coverage and connectivity have made LTE even more complex to maintain. These innovations have now become imperative considering the ever increasing demand for bandwidth which cannot be delivered without employing such solutions. The philosophy of network rollout, commissioning and management through manual efforts with assistance from tools has thus now become completely untenable given the complexity of current networks.

In this webinar our experts will discuss how Network Equipment Manufacturers can leverage the concept of Self Organizing Networks (SON) to not only manage highly complex LTE networks but also reduce operational expenditures and enhance customer satisfaction. They will also provide exhaustive insights into implementation of SON including how operator workflows related to Configuration, Optimization and Fault handling can be streamlined so as to be done by computers and algorithms and how actions to be taken are divided at element level, element management level and then at Network Management level based on various parameters such as the acceptable reaction time. They will also provide details about how equipment vendors can develop a differentiated SON product that employs innovations catering to their exact customer requirements.

What the attendees will learn from the webinar:
  • How SON can help manage complex networks and reduce operational expenditure while enhancing customer experience
  • The various automation techniques and concepts that are employed in SON, so that the need for human intervention is reduced to absolute minimum
  • Different SON architectures and the range of parameters targeted by SON and how to choose between them based on your exact requirements
  • The need for dividing the actions across different levels and the various factors to be considered while doing so
  • How to implement SON so that optimal load balancing can be achieved between LTE and various legacy network technologies that need to co-exist
  • Leveraging the open ended definition of SON by 3GPP to introduce innovations and differentiation based on your customer requirements
Who should attend:
  • Product line managers
  • Product marketing managers
  • Technology consultants
  • Software engineers
  • Hardware engineers
  • Network architects/consultants
  • System engineers/architects

Saurabh Garg, Assistant Vice President, Technology, Aricent
Saurabh is Assistant Vice President, Technology at Aricent with over 21 years of industry experience in System Engineering and Architecture of large wireless communication systems. He has worked extensively in the area of GSM, (E)GPRS, 3G, LTE Femto Cells and GSM, GPRS based Mobile Satellite Communications technology, Communication Protocol development, modeling, simulation and validation & Radio Resource Management of wireless systems.
Avijit Gosh, Assistant Vice President (Technology), Aricent
Avijit Gosh is an Assistant Vice President (Technology) with Aricent’s Wireless Practice with more than 22 years of experience. His primary expertise is in the field of cellular telephony and mobile broadband. Over the years, he has worked on air-to-ground telephony, satellite mobile telephony, GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA, WiMAX and LTE technologies.