1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 SON Technology Overview
2.1 The Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks
2.2 SON in 3GPP Release 11
2.2.1 Releases 8, 9 and 10 Standardization
2.2.2 3GPP Release 8
2.2.3 3GPP Release 9
2.2.4 3GPP release 10
2.2.5 3GPP Release 11
2.3 Self-Organizing Networks Overview
2.4 Self-Organizing Networks Benefits
2.4.1 Network Automation
2.4.2 Energy Saving
2.4.3 Lower Equipment Costs
2.4.4 Distributed/Self-Organizing (DSO)
2.4.5 Cooperative Relaying (CR) in SON
2.4.6 SON Feedback Overhead
2.4.7 Codebook-based Pre-coding SON
2.4.8 SON Feedback Delays
3.0 SON Use Cases and Market Status
3.1 SON Applications
3.1.1 Self-Configuration
3.1.2 Self-Optimization
3.1.3 Self-Healing
3.1.4 Problems with Self-Healing
3.2 Implementation and Operations Options
3.2.1 Centralized SON
3.2.2 Distrusted SON
3.2.3 Localized SON
3.2.4 Hybrid SON
3.3 SON Releases
3.4 Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR)
3.5 SON Load Balancing
3.6 Mobility Robustness Optimization (MRO)
3.7 Distributed Clustering in SON
3.8 Operational Use Cases
3.9 ICIC Enhancement
3.10 Urban Self-Organizing Networks
3.10.1 Home/Residential Deployments:
3.10.2 Enterprise Deployments:
3.10.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments:
3.10.4 Rural Deployments:
3.10.5 SON and Small Cell Deployments
4.0 SON and Smart Antennas
4.1 Electrical Tilt
4.2 Mechanical Tilt
4.3 SON vs. SON-related Technologies/Solutions
4.4 Installing Antenna Tilt and its Parameters
4.5 Antenna Tilt Features and ROI
4.5.1 Overcoming Performance Issues in a Specific DAS Coverage Area
4.5.2 Energy Savings
5.0 SON Business Value
5.1 NGMN Use Case
5.2 Operators Benefits
5.3 Values of the SON to Operators
5.3.1 Economic Benefits
5.3.2 SON Implementation Expenditures (IMPEX)
5.3.3 SON Capital Expenditures (CAPEX)
5.3.4 SON Operational Expenditures (OPEX)
5.3.5 Smarter Self Organizing Networks
5.4 Recommendations for Operators to Deploy LTE
6.0 SON Vendor Landscape
6.1 Airhop Communications
6.2 Airspan
6.3 Amdocs
6.4 Ascom Holding AG
6.5 BLiNQ Networks
6.6 Bwtech
6.7 Casa Systems
6.8 Ccs (Cambridge Communication Systems) Ltd.
6.9 Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte ltd.
6.10 Cisco
6.11 Comarch
6.12 Commscope
6.13 Ericsson
6.14 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
6.15 Mera
6.16 NEC
6.17 Nokia
6.18 P.I. Works
6.19 Qualcomm
6.20 RadiSys Corporation
6.21 Reverb Networks
6.22 Rohde & Schwarz
6.23 Siemens AG
6.24 Teoco Corporation
6.25 Verizon
6.26 Viavi Solutions
6.27 ZTE Corporation
7.0 Self Organizing Network Market Analysis and Forecasts
7.1 Global SON Market 2020 – 2025
7.2 SON Revenue by Platform Type 2020 – 2025
7.3 SON Revenue by Architecture Type 2020 – 2025
7.4 SON Revenue by Access Network Technology Type 2020 – 2025
7.5 SON Revenue by Network Segment Type 2020 – 2025
7.6 SON Revenue for RAN Optimization by Infrastructure 2020 – 2025
7.7 SON Revenue for Applications 2020 – 2025
7.8 SON Revenue by Service Type 2020 – 2025
7.8.1 SON Revenue by Professional Service Type 2020 – 2025
7.8.2 SON Revenue by Managed Service Type 2020 – 2025
7.9 Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimization Revenue 2020 – 2025
7.10 Conventional Mobile Network Planning and Optimization Revenue by Region 2020 – 2025
7.11 SON Revenue by Region 2020 – 2025
7.11.1 North America SON Revenue by Country 2020 – 2025
7.11.2 South America SON Revenue by Country 2020 – 2025
7.11.3 Europe SON Revenue by Country 2020 – 2025
7.11.4 APAC SON Revenue by Country 2020 – 2025
7.11.1 MEA SON Revenue by Country 2020 – 2025