), a leading provider of customer experience systems and
services, launched its Self Optimizing Network (SON) software
platform. This platform will help wireless operators to optimize
Radio Access Networks (RAN) to improve customer experience.
Amdocs is gradually penetrating into the high growth areas of
mobile network optimization. In Sep 2013, the company acquired
privately-held Actix, a leading provider of software for mobile
network optimization, for approximately $120 million.
Further, in Nov 2013, Amdocs took over Celcite Management
Solutions for approximately $129 million. Calcite is a leading
provider of network management and SON solutions. These
acquisitions enhanced Amdocs' Customer Experience Solutions (CES)
portfolio across telecom networks and information
Amdocs has the largest customer base and the broadest product
line in the industry, including a full suite of end-to-end
solutions for both Business Support Systems (BSS) and Operations
Support Systems (OSS). The company's CES 9.0 product suiteis the
industry leading fully integrated platform of BSS, OSS and
Management declared that its newly launched the SON platform
will be completely integrated into its existing OSS/BSS systems
to efficiently monitor network issues in order to optimize
Moreover, its SON platform will help wireless carriers in
several directions, including lower operating expenditures,
improved services to high-end customers and efficient management
of heterogeneous networks (such as a combination of Long-Term
Evolution, small cell and WiFi network).
Nevertheless, the RAN market is highly competitive with
presence of large incumbent companies like
). It is to be seen how Amdocs establishes its foothold in this
competitive but highly lucrative market. Currently, Amdocs
carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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