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Vodafone to deploy Cisco’s SON technology across network in India

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India, country’s second-largest telecom operator plans to extend the deployment of Cisco’s Self Optimizing Network (SON) technology across its entire network in the country.

The telco currently implemented Cisco SON technology to one-third of its network in the country with an aim to deliver a superior mobile experience nearly its 20 crore users.

Vodafone expects Cisco SON to deliver a truly differentiated customer experience, both by optimizing its existing sites and by streamlining the process of adding new sites to its fast growing network, it said in a statement.

It has already deployed SON over a third of its network in India and said that the deployment will continue until the entire network is SON enabled, the company added.

Bharti Airtel has already deployment this technology in metro cities like Bengaluru and Pune.
The technology according to Vodafone will allow improvement in voice call quality, and reduce dropped call rates and offers higher data speeds and lower network congestion.

SON implementation helps in reduced operational costs through automation of many of the engineering intensive tasks associated with running the network.

“This initiative follows our strategy and commitment to deliver an enhanced and differentiated customer experience,” Vishant Vora, Vodafone India’s director of Technology said.

“Our collaboration is helping them to drive growth, deliver customer value, and promote innovation. Cisco SON technology offers greater capability to manage increasing voice and data traffic, and optimize their networks. “Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president, Service Provider Business – Products and Solutions, Cisco said.

Vodafone subscriber base, according to telecom group COAI stands at19.36 crore with 25.62% market share in India.

Source: ETTelecom

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