Cisco Crosswork SON Suite, a leading multi-vendor multi-technology (MVMT) self-optimizing network (SON) solution, is a powerful platform and a set of applications that automates the Radio Access Network (RAN). It helps you dramatically boost performance, harmonize the multiple technologies that comprise your RAN, and maximize the capabilities of your existing infrastructure.
As a mobile operator, you're experiencing escalating demands and fierce competition. Mobile data consumption is surging and usage patterns are ever more erratic. It only takes a handful of subscribers using bandwidth-hungry services to push cell towers to congestion.
As you scramble to boost capacity and deliver a superior subscriber experience, you need to be able to quickly roll out new sites and use more technologies. This adds complexity to your network. Today's networks are becoming mixed environments with everything from macrocells, small cells, and femtocells to Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS), Long-Term Evolution (LTE), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and Wi-Fi technologies.
Manual network optimization that runs in cycles of days and weeks cannot keep pace with rapid changes and increasing complexity. The result of a sluggish response to demand is degraded quality of service, unhappy customers, and eventually, revenue loss. To stay competitive, you need a way to automatically manage your complex network from a single point, without extra equipment and with a way to monitor and maximize key performance indicators (KPIs).