Telstra deploys Nokia’s self-organizing network software for 5G automation boost

Jul 19, 2020

  • Telstra’s Australia-wide radio access networks (RAN) will be better able to support the evolution to 5G
  • The SON software will help Telstra to minimize complexities from multi-technology and multi-layered networks

20 July 2020 - Espoo, Finland – Nokia has deployed its EdenNet Self-Organizing Network (SON) software for Telstra to help the Australian operator centralize and automate network operations and to support its move to 5G.

Nokia’s EdenNet SON solution will automate Telstra’s radio access network (RAN) configuration management, improving network performance and efficiency to support the increased demands of 5G.

Partnering with Nokia will allow Telstra to migrate legacy tools to an open, scalable and future-proof platform and increase automation. The agreement will see Telstra roll out Nokia’s SON solution on its multi-vendor, nationwide 3G, 4G and 5G RAN. It will be delivered across model, staging, and production environments.

Nokia’s EdenNet SON is an open, 3GPP standards-based platform that enables mobile operators to efficiently realize the full potential of their existing networks, as well as drive transformation to 5G. As a centralized solution, the cognitive EdenNet SON platform eliminates complexities from multi-vendor, multi-technology and multi-layered networks.

Nokia’s EdenNet SON has helped over 100 communications service providers globally to enhance their radio network reliability while improving efficiencies.

Ashley Hunter, Network Engineering Executive, Telstra, said: “Telstra is a world leader in adopting new radio and platform technologies, and Nokia’s EdenNet SON solution will help enable us to automate our network configuration and operations to improve cycle time, repeatability, reliability and cost. Nokia’s Open SON framework APIs hide the complexity of the underlying network, allowing Telstra to focus on automating the configuration of our network to help provide greater reliability, faster speeds and peace of mind for our customers.”

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