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Node-H SON

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Small Cell Forum MWC 2016 Sponsor Presentation: Node-H

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Node-H SON

  1. 1. Paul Bruce Director of Business Development
  2. 2. Node-H – Small Cell Solutions  Turn-key software solutions for:  Enterprise – LTE FDD/TDD or UMTS  Residential – LTE or UMTS  Dual-mode – Both UMTS and LTE  Complete and configurable RRM and SON solutions for LTE and UMTS  Fully integrated Management and Timing/Sync solutions  Node-H and OEMs are ready for immediate operator engagement Security Gateway H(e)N B-GW Core Network /ePC Iu/S1 H(e)NB Mgmt. System Public internet Uu HNB/ HeNBUE Iu-h/S1 TR-069 TR-069 (TLS)
  3. 3. Node-H – Past and Future  Over 2 Million Node-H-based small cells, LTE and UMTS deployed worldwide  Tested to interoperate with leading network equipment  Node-H has participated in every Small Cell Forum Plugfest  Constant quality assurance with automated S/W and H/W Reg. Tests  Shorter customization cycle, e.g. IOT support, operator features  Quality assurance through built-in verification suite  LTE migrating to LTE-A providing a seamless roadmap  Higher user counts, dual-cells  Carrier-Aggregation to enhance data rates and capacity  Licensed Assisted Access to aggregate license-exempt spectrum  Improved enterprise timing/synch to enhance HetNet interference mitigation  Enhanced SON features Widely deployed... Coming soon...
  4. 4. Why have a Self Organizing Network? Macrocell Network • Say, 18,000 cells for a national network • Each cell sector has >1000 parameters • Relatively static network • Low scale speed – fewer handovers • Relative length of cell boundary = 1 • Manual network planning possible (just) Femtocell Network • Say, 6 million cells (enterprise and residential) • Each cell sector has >1000 parameters • Fast changing network • High scale speed – many handovers • Relative length of cell boundary = 18 • Network must be automatically configured
  5. 5. What Benefit Does SON Bring?  The features automate:  Configuration  Optimization  Resilience  These help to:  Minimize operational costs, femtocells are effectively plug-n-play  Offer a superior user experience – fewer dropped calls  Tune the network for inside-out traffic (serving outdoor traffic from indoor cell)  Maximize the traffic off-loaded from the macrocell network  Turn individual femtocells into a huge capacity layer within a larger network
  6. 6. Key Features  Auto-config. of Physical Cell ID (AutoPCI)  Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR)  Coverage and Capacity Optimization (CCO)  Mobility Robustness Optimization (MRO)  Inter Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC)  Frequent Handover Mitigation (FHM)  Self-Recovery of HeNB Software All the above can operate with or without X2 connectivity but efficiency may be reduced
  7. 7. Challenges  3GPP defines the SON mechanisms, but not the algorithms.  Interoperability between different vendor SON implementations may be limited; at best sub-optimal, at worst unstable.  Small Cell Forum initiative will seek to ensure multiple compatible solutions are available. The Node-H solution will be compliant.  Need to avoid ‘lock-in’ that restricts supplier competition.  Femtocell SON will be evolving for the foreseeable future as industry seeks to refine operation.
  8. 8. Node-H Residential UMTS femtocell software 8-16 simultaneous users Node-H Residential LTE femtocell software 8-16 simultaneous users Node-H Enterprise LTE femtocell software 16-32 simultaneous users Node-H Enterprise UMTS femtocell software 16-32 simultaneous users Node-H Enterprise dual-mode LTE+UMTS femtocell software 32+32 simultaneous users Distributed SON Distributed SON Distributed SONDistributed SON Distributed SON Proven interoperability for a wide range of UMTS and LTE femtocell gateways Multiple Broadcom- based hardware platforms Multiple Broadcom- based hardware platforms Multiple Broadcom- based hardware platforms Multiple Broadcom- based hardware platforms Multiple Broadcom- based hardware platforms Multiple Qualcomm- based hardware platforms IuSIM EPC emulator, EMS provisioning and management of small networks Trace-H diagnostic tool suite Node-H Current Portfolio Coming soon: 32+64 user solutions, Carrier Aggregation, LTE-TDD (including Phase Sync)