Cisco Crosswork SON is a suite of leading multi-vendor multi-technology (MVMT) self-organizing network (SON) solutions. This is a powerful platform that uses machine learning and a set of applications that automates the Radio Access Network (RAN).
✔ Extends beyond the RAN to optimize the user experience from end-device to the core and the internet.
✔ xRAN open APIs enables user-level visibility in real time and implement a control loop directly with the xRAN controller. This enables real-time optimization at the edge while being orchestrated by Cisco Crosswork centralized SON to assure optimal network performance.
✔ Delivers the ability to reduce the operating cost (CapEx and OpEx) while improving user experience.
Cisco Crosswork User-Centric SON introduces user-centric optimization, based on new data sources such as Customer Experience systems, geo-location, crowdsourcing and big data analytics. It enables operators to offer differentiated QoE to their subscribers. It also introduces machine learning capabilities, enabling Crosswork SON to become pro-active, predicting performance degradation and the most effective action to address it
The only product in the market supporting all RAN technologies (2G, 3G, 4G and upcoming 5G) and all RAN vendors. Crosswork SON product portfolio offers dozens of closed-loop automation and optimization applications already optimizing millions of cells worldwide.
Cisco Crosswork Cluster SON can be deployed on any local vRAN cloud, including ONAP at the edge.
APIs open Cisco Crosswork SON platform to 3rd party and operator-driven innovation. It enables hassle-free SON development, obscuring the complexities of the underlying vendor equipment and management systems. It also provides the conflict management services, essential to enable multiple SON applications optimizing the network simultaneously.
GUI-based environment enabling non-programmers to create light-weight automation applications using Crosswork SONFlex APIs. It reduces OPEX by boosting the effectiveness of the radio engineers who can automate their routine tasks. The resulting apps can be shared across markets and customized to the market-specific challenges and practices.
Cisco’s 5G-ready Multi-Domain Service Optimization (MDSO) provides e2e visibility and automation framework for network slices and service optimization. MDSO optimizes user-level service KQIs across all service domains - application servers, packet core, backhaul and RAN. MDSO assures that network limited capacity is utilized in the best possible manner according to operator’s policies.