NSN adds features to its iSON software suite

NSN has announced a few additions to its automated network planning, configuration and optimisation suite.

Nokia Siemens Networks has announced some additions to its iSON network optimisation suite.

The company has added:

Automated WCDMA Site Creation content pack, extending the LTE version launched in February 2013. The content pack gives operators visibility of the automated configuration of 3G sites, with regular status updates for engineering personnel. NSN said that means that the time needed for base station configuration can be reduced from hours to minutes.

Mobility Management for LTE content pack, providing support for configuration and follow-up of SON operations related to LTE mobility management through a single interface. The new content pack reduces the set-up time for SON operational processes from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, NSN says.

Element Outage Resolution content pack to control the automatic resolution of network failures in LTE, WCDMA and GSM networks. The self-healing capability detects base station outages and dormant cells and triggers common resolutions, such as restarting an element to re-establish connections.

“Automation is important to simplify network operations, and these extended functions now make the deployment and use of automation easier than ever. The enhancements give operators visibility on the impact of automated processes on network performance – and provide clear evidence that all network changes are working as expected,” said Peter Patomella, head of the operations support systems (OSS) business, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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