Cellwize Strengthens Presence in APAC. SON Provider Continues to Win New Clients and Increases Global Footprint. Cellwize, The innovative Self-Optimizing Network (SON) solutions provider announced it has strengthened its growing team in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with several strategic hires starting from Olivier Guibert, the General Manager.
If you don’t know them, Cellwize is a SON software company. With their first beta customers in 2013 and five additional customers in 2014, they currently boast seven operator wins at this point. For a young company this is impressive and RCR Wireless had the chance to speak with their CEO, Ofir Zemer about their history and priorities for 2015.
Wireless operators bring it up in almost all operator-vendor dialogues: “Does your SON work in a closed-loop fashion?”. Closed-loop SON is one of the main promises of automated centralized SON (C-SON) solutions and is sometimes a mandatory requirement from operators, making it essential in any solid SON offering.
Cellwize cSON solution for SON on Cloud (SDN/NFV). Self-Organizing Networks (SON) has grown rapidly among operator communities as they look for cost effective ways to improve overall network capacity, efficiency and quality. As 3G and 4G networks mature, centralized-SON (C-SON) is the ideal solution to give these technologies a new lease of life and boost speeds and coverage.
Cellwize SON is implemented in leading operators worldwide including Tier 1 carrier Vimpelcom and operators with large-scale networks operating across Europe and Asia. Cellwize elastic-SON works across multiple technologies 2G, 3G and 4G and network equipment vendors, offering Cellcom Israel the most robust SON optimization possible.
Where does Centralised SON fit in the industry? As mobile networks enter a period of densification using small cells, we believe vendor interoperability is key. This comes in many forms and shapes, and is one of the most challenging topics right now. We see the industry as being forward looking at the moment, and there is no doubt that small cells will be widely adopted, but there are some questions about the technology.