SON Ecosystem Market Advance Technology and Business Attractiveness 2016 to 2030


    The SON (Self-Organizing Networks) Ecosystem: 2016 2030 Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts report presents an in-depth assessment of the SON and associated mobile network optimization ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, OpEx and CapEx savings potential, use cases, SON deployment case studies, future roadmap, value chain, vendor analysis and strategies. The report also presents revenue forecasts for both SON and conventional mobile network optimization, along with individual projections for 10 SON submarkets, 6 regions and 15 countries from 2016 through to 2030.

    Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, SON revenue is expected to grow to more than $5 Billion by the end of 2020, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by a significant margin. Furthermore, the SON ecosystem is increasingly witnessing convergence with other technological innovations such as Big Data, predictive analytics and DPI (Deep Packet Inspection).

    This study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments they should focus upon during the next five years to prioritize their efforts and investments.

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    These stakeholders include more than 100 companies both manufacturing and providing services in the SON Ecosystem such as,

    3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project), Accedian Networks, Accelleran, Accuver, Actix, Aexio, Aircom International, AirHop Communications, Airspan Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Altiostar Networks, Alvarion Technologies, Amdocs, Anite, Arcadyan Technology Corporation, Argela, ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, Japan), Aricent, Arieso, ARItel, Artemis Networks, Ascom, Astellia, ASUS (ASUSTeK Computer), AT&T, AT&T Mobility, ATDI, ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions), Avvasi, Baicells, Belkin International, Benu Networks, BLiNQ Networks, Broadcom, Brocade Communications Systems, Bwtech, Bytemobile, CableLabs, Casa Systems, Cavium, CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited), CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems), CCSA (China Communications Standards Association), Celcite, CellMining, Cellwize, Celtro, CENTRI and other major players in the market.

    Countries covered: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UK.

    The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

    The report has the following key findings:
    – Despite challenges relating to implementation complexities and multi-vendor interoperability, SON revenue is expected to grow to more than $5 Billion by the end of 2020, exceeding conventional mobile network optimization revenue by a significant margin.
    – Mobile operators have reported up to a 50% reduction in dropped calls and over 20% higher data rates with SON implementation. Besides common network optimization use cases, operators are also capitalizing on SON platforms to address critical business objectives such as refarming 2G/3G spectrum for LTE networks.
    – In a bid to differentiate their products, Wi-Fi access point OEMs are beginning to integrate SON features such as plug-and-play deployment, autonomous performance optimization, self-healing and proactive defense against unauthorized access.
    – SON platforms are moving from reactive systems to more advanced implementations that incorporate predictive analytics technology to make necessary changes to a network before any degradation occurs.
    – Infrastructure and software incumbents are continuing to acquire smaller established C-SON players to accelerate their entry path into the C-SON market.

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    The report provides answers to the following key questions:
    – How big is the SON and mobile network optimization ecosystem?
    – How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
    – What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
    – What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
    – Who are the key SON vendors and what are their strategies?
    – What is the outlook for QoE based SON solutions?
    – How can SON ease the deployment of unlicensed LTE small cells?
    – What SON capabilities will 5G networks entail?
    – What is the outlook for C-SON and D-SON adoption?
    – How will SON investments compare with those on traditional mobile network optimization?
    – What opportunities exist for SON in mobile core and transport networks?

    Global SON Ecosystem Sales (K Units) by Application (2016-2030)

    Market Segment

     by Application

    201620172030Market Share (%)2030CGAR (%)


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    The report covers the following topics:
    – Conventional mobile network planning & optimization
    – SON technology and architecture
    – Key benefits and market drivers of SON
    – Challenges to SON adoption
    – SON use cases
    – SON deployment case studies
    – Future roadmap of the SON ecosystem
    – Company profiles and strategies of over 120 SON ecosystem players
    – OpEx and CapEx saving analysis of SON
    – Wireless network infrastructure spending, traffic projections and value chain
    – Convergence of SON with Big Data, predictive analytics and DPI
    – Strategic recommendations for SON solution providers, wireless infrastructure OEMs and mobile operators
    – Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

    Mobile Network Optimization:
    – SON
    – Conventional Mobile Network Planning & Optimization

    SON Network Segment Submarkets:
    – Macrocell RAN
    – HetNet RAN
    – Mobile Core
    – Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul

    SON Architecture Submarkets:
    – C-SON (Centralized SON)
    – D-SON (Distributed SON)

    SON Access Network Technology Submarkets:
    – 2G & 3G
    – LTE
    – Wi-Fi
    – 5G