GigaOm: Intucell’s Technology – True SON
GigaOm, the leading technology blog, has published an article referring to Intucell’s SON as a true SON technology.
According to the article, SON technology should allow operators react to network congestion by automatic network configurations in order to meet traffic demands, instead of reacting to congestion problems by installing new base station.
Kevin Fitchard covers Network and Optimization tools as carriers can no longer count on spectrum being readily available for new networks, as evidenced by Verizon Wireless and AT&Ts’ to sort out what airwaves remain. Fitchard also covers this issue in his recent report in Long View analysis in GigaOM Pro (subscription required).
He summarizes the article by writing that although carriers will still have to install new cells manually they will also need a platform which could dynamically self-optimize systems like the solution being deployed by Intucell today. In such a scenario, operators don’t react to congestion problems by installing new base station. Instead the network itself reconfigures itself on the fly to meet traffic demands, following congestion as it moves through the network.