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NEP自動化及SON解決方案:供應商解決方案及CSP策略的檢討

NEPs Automation and SON Solutions: Review of Vendor Solutions and CSP Strategies

出版商 Analysys Mason 商品編碼 318035
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 45 Slides
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NEP自動化及SON解決方案:供應商解決方案及CSP策略的檢討 NEPs Automation and SON Solutions: Review of Vendor Solutions and CSP Strategies
出版日期: 2014年11月04日 內容資訊: 英文 45 Slides
簡介

網路規劃·最佳化(NPO)流程的自動化及自我組織網路(SON)的引進,帶來了通訊服務供應商(CSP)商務上的優點,相信將會成為效率性異構網絡(HetNet)營運不可或缺的條件。CSP行動網路及服務將會日益複雜,且需要最新的最佳化技術。

本報告探討網路設備供應商(NEP)的SON解決方案及CSP是否是提升HetNet自動化水準的應有手段,NEP提供新客戶工具,解決方案及服務的發展過程分析以及對HetNet般的網路架構而言之服務要件,彙整NPO軟體·業務收益和SON軟體·業務收益的5年預測,及主要供應商簡介等資料。

摘要整理

  • 優化網路規劃的自動化確實有可能大幅度削減成本·擴大收益,但其複雜度則妨礙了轉移
  • 關係到技術升級的SON階段性轉移,為獲得最大的商務優點,而可實現HetNet的NPO自動化
  • 像引進LTE及SON一樣的自動化功能雖可促進NPO系統的成長,但比SON少

提案

  • NPO系統,工具及流程為了實現規劃,建立及即時最佳化需要簡化
  • 對CSP的提案
  • 對NEP的提案

商業環境

  • 針對NEP的NPO系統商業環境
  • NPO系統,工具及流程,為了支援複雜的網路上改善高頻寬服務體驗而需要變化
  • SON的登場對NPO服務市場上的變化來說是最重要的契機;HetNet促進SON引進
  • 為了擴大收益化的機會的服務個性化,SON功能會產生很大的影響
  • 巨量資料在NPO服務提供中達到莫大的作用同時,硬盤測試所扮演的角色則漸小
  • SON引進架構雖可實現即時最佳化,但需要整合分析資料的點閱存取及政策管制
  • 對NEP的NPO系統及SON而言是市場成長的促進要素及阻礙要素

SON的架構及功能

  • SON引進架構可有分散式,集中型,或混合型:CSP是分散式,以開放迴路型SON開始
  • SON基於Release 9發布,以自我優化為焦點,同時強化Release 11 提供的許多功能
  • 3GPP release 11的功能強化解決許多特定的課題,關係到HetNet上SON的實行

供應商簡介(SON產品,NPO服務,NPO工具)

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Networks
  • Samsung
  • ZTE

關於著者/Analysys Mason

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目錄

CSPs should plan a transition of their NPO processes towards SON in tandem with their network evolution towards HetNets and their own internal data transformations.

Automation of network planning and optimisation (NPO) processes and self-organised network (SON) deployments bring several business benefits to communications service providers (CSPs), and will be an essential prerequisite for operating efficient heterogeneous networks (HetNets). CSP mobile networks and services are becoming more complex, requiring advanced optimisation techniques. This report discusses network equipment providers' (NEPs)' SON solutions and the transition path that CSPs should follow to enable increased levels of automation for HetNets.


This report:

  • analyses the evolution of tools, solutions and services NEPs provide for NPO for the new customer and service requirements and for network architecture like HetNets
  • provides a 5-year forecast of NPO software and service revenue, and of SON software and service revenue
  • examines how NPO systems can interact with policy and analytics systems for maximum benefits
  • provides recommendations for CSPs and NEPs on NPO evolution strategies for short- and long-term goals
  • examines the business environment for NEPs' NPO systems, including market drivers and inhibitors
  • provides details of possible deployment architecture for NPO and SON
  • includes vendor profiles with descriptions of NPO tools, services and SON features offered by NEPs (see below).

COMPANY COVERAGE

This report includes profiles of the following vendors.

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Networks
  • Samsung
  • ZTE

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Shanthi Ravindran (Senior Analyst) is a member of Analysys Mason's Telecoms Software research team, focusing on OSS, BSS and SDP for Asia-Pacific customers. Shanthi has more than 20 years of experience at Tier 1 infrastructure vendors, working on design, deployment and operations of wireless and broadband networks for operators across the Asia-Pacific region, starting with the first GSM and CDMA networks in Malaysia and Singapore, and continuing on through to 3G and 4G networks. She is an expert in designing optimised, end-to-end network solutions and has a strong understanding of the applicable telecoms and network evolution standards. She also has extensive experience in working with many independent software vendors for sourcing and building complete solutions. She joined Analysys Mason in 2013 and holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Kerala (India).

Dr Mark H. Mortensen (Practice Head, BSS) is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Customer Care, Service Fulfilment and Digital Economy Software Strategies research programmes, which are part of the Telecoms Software research stream. His interest areas include customer self-service, new telco businesses entering the digital economy value chain, and network planning and optimisation. The first 20 years of Mark's career were at Bell Laboratories, where he distinguished himself by starting software products for new markets and network technologies and designing the interaction of BSS/OSSs with the underlying network hardware. Mark was Chief Scientist of Management Systems at Bell Labs, and has also been president of his own OSS strategy consulting company, CMO at the inventory specialist Granite Systems, VP of Product Strategy at Telcordia Technologies, and SVP of Marketing at a network planning software vendor. Mark holds an MPhil and a PhD in physics from Yale University and has received two AT&T Architecture awards for innovative software solutions. He is also an adjunct professor at UMass Lowell in the Manning School of Management, specialising in business strategy. Mark has also participated on the GSMA Global Mobile Awards judging panel.

Table of Contents

  • 5. Executive summary
  • 6. Automating network planning and optimisation can greatly reduce costs and increase revenue, but the transition is hampered by complexity
  • 7. A gradual transition to SON, linked to technology upgrades, will enable automated NPO for HetNets to obtain maximum business benefits
  • 8. LTE deployments and automation features like SON will drive growth in NPO systems, but there have been fewer SON deployments than expected
  • 9. Recommendations
  • 10. NPO systems, tools and processes need to be simplified to enable planning, building and real-time optimisation of complex networks
  • 11. Recommendations for CSPs
  • 12. Recommendations for NEPs
  • 13. Business environment
  • 14. Business environment for NEPs' NPO systems
  • 15. NPO systems, tools and processes need to change to support an improved experience for high-bandwidth services on complex networks
  • 16. The emergence of SON is among the most important catalysts for change in the NPO services market; HetNets will drive SON adoption
  • 17. Personalisation of services to increase monetisation opportunities will significantly affect SON functions
  • 18. Big data will play a larger role in NPO service delivery, while drive testing will play a smaller role
  • 19. SON deployment architecture can enable real-time optimisation, but will need access to analytics data and will need integrated policy controls
  • 20. Market drivers and inhibitors for NEPs' NPO systems and SON
  • 21. SON architecture and functionality
  • 22. SON deployment architecture can be distributed, centralised or hybrid: CSPs will start with distributed, open-loop SON implementations
  • 23. SON releases build on Release 9 and focus on self-optimisation, while Release 11 provides enhancements for most features
  • 24. Feature enhancements up to 3GPP Release 11 solve many specific issues and can enable combined SON implementation over HetNets
  • 25. Vendor profiles
  • 26. Alcatel-Lucent: SON products
  • 27. Alcatel-Lucent: NPO services
  • 28. Alcatel-Lucent: NPO tools
  • 29. Ericsson: SON products
  • 30. Ericsson: NPO services
  • 31. Ericsson: NPO tools [1]
  • 32. Ericsson: NPO tools [2]
  • 33. Huawei Technologies: SON products
  • 34. Huawei Technologies: NPO services
  • 35. Nokia Networks: SON products
  • 36. Nokia Networks: NPO services
  • 37. Nokia Networks: NPO tools
  • 38. Samsung: SON products
  • 39. ZTE: SON products
  • 40. About the authors and Analysys Mason
  • 41. About the authors
  • 42. About Analysys Mason
  • 43. Research from Analysys Mason
  • 44. Consulting from Analysys Mason

List of figures

  • Figure 1: NPO and SON features by level of automation and network complexity
  • Figure 2: NPO software and service revenue by supplier type, worldwide, 2013-2018
  • Figure 3: SON software and service revenue by supplier type, worldwide, 2013-2018
  • Figure 4: CSP business objectives, technologies and services
  • Figure 5: Illustrative example of the scale, impact and characteristics of SON features and deployments
  • Figure 6: Expected changes to mobile network operators' focus on service quality during the next 5 years
  • Figure 7: NPO and SON: use of network analytics for network planning and optimisation
  • Figure 8: Automated approach to network planning and optimisation
  • Figure 9: NPO and SON: possible deployment architecture
  • Figure 10: 3GPP SON functionality for LTE and UMTS networks, by release number
  • Figure 11: SON enhancements available up to 3GPP Release 11
  • Figure 12: Alcatel-Lucent software tools used in NPO
  • Figure 13a-b: Ericsson software tools used in NPO
  • Figure 14: Nokia Networks software tools used in NPO
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