Nokia and Coriant to extend SON to mobile backhaul

13 February 2015 |


Nokia and Coriant will deploy what they claim is the first-ever intelligent self-organising network (SON) to mobile backhaul.

The concept shows how advanced analytics and software defined network (SDN) work together to create programmable, self-aware networks that ensure an optimal service experience.

Nokia claims the same level of experience can be achieved with 20% less transport infrastructure than today’s networks.

“This proof of concept is the first of its kind to provide a fully automated capability for self-configuration and self-optimisation of multi-vendor mobile backhaul networks using SDN as the management layer,” said Hossein Moiin, executive vice president and CTO at Nokia Networks.

“It is a major step towards teaching networks to be self-aware and realising our Technology Vision 2020. It also reduces total cost of transmitting each bit by making transport networks intelligent enough to take network planning and daily operational decisions in the most cost-effective way on their own."

The concept will be demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 tradeshow in Barcelona, Spain in March.