Telefonica’s British subsidiary has deployed Singapore-based Cellwize’s Centralized Self Organising Network solution (C-SON) with a view to enhancing mobile network performance and quality of service for its subscribers. The vendor’s ‘elastic-SON’ solution was reportedly selected following a rigorous evaluation process carried out by the Telefonica Global CTO Team and Telefonica UK, and the latter is understood to be the first of the Spanish group’s units to implement the C-SON solution. Further, it was claimed that the development makes Telefonica UK, which offers services under the O2 banner, the first company in the UK to implement a SON solution across all three technologies (2G, 3G and 4G).
Adrian Di Meo, Telefonica UK’s chief technical officer, said of the technology deployment: ‘We chose Cellwize due to its ability to work with all Telefonica UK incumbent RAN vendors and technologies. Cellwize was successful in improving customer experience during such a complex RAN-sharing network swap project … The SON solution reduced the complexity and time to market of new site-setup as well as the overall swap, which was deployed with expertise and efficiency.’