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EdenNet SON

Leap forward in self-organizing network intelligence

Intelligent automation is essential with 5G RAN optimization

Any communications service provider (CSP) that wants to seize the 5G opportunity needs to be ready for more network complexity. With 5G rolling out alongside 4G and other legacy infrastructures, there will be an exponential increase in how many moving parts need to be managed and optimized — too many to be handled manually. Good thing “manually” isn’t the only option.  

The closed-loop automation and machine learning built into Nokia’s self-organizing networks (SON) allow you to automatically optimize every cell in your radio access network for the best possible performance.

EdenNet SON boosts 5G radio network quality, efficiency and customer experience

Nokia EdenNet lets you automate operations and realize the full potential of your existing 2G, 3G, 4G networks while also supporting your transformation to 5G. Providing a centralized SON platform, it automates operations across multiple technologies, eliminating complexities from multi-vendor and multi-layered networks.  

The wide range of our ready-made SON modules take self-configuring, self-healing and self-optimizing actions that boost network performance and efficiency. And if there isn’t a module that meets your specific requirements, you can use the software development kit (SON SDK) to create your own to get exactly the solution you need.

Features and benefits



  • Automated configurations tasks, like site creations
  • Controlled efficiency despite of increasing network complexity
  • Reduced site visits


  • Optimized parameters and coverage usage
  • Increased network quality and performance
  • Every user gets the best network experience


  • Automated fault resolution
  • Faster maintenance and reduced outage times
  • Reduced time and cost of system failures

Reduce manual work

With too many base stations and cells to manage and optimize with human teams alone, you can get a handle on 5G complexity with fully autonomous 24/7 Cognitive SON operations powered by machine learning


Improve 5G network quality

Cognitive SON eliminates the risk of human errors by shifting the burden of real-time problem analysis and solutioning to machine learning systems


Increase speed and agility

Cognitive SON is built on cloud-native architecture, which provides substantial scalability, near-zero downtime for software upgrades and open APIs.

Machine-led autonomous operations with cognitive SON

With Nokia cognitive SON, you can take your SON to the next level. It helps you get a handle on 5G complexity with zero-touch radio network optimization and real-time problem solving driven by machine learning.


Introducing Nokia cognitive SON

“Nokia SON helps us automate our network configuration and operations to improve cycle time, repeatability, reliability and cost. The open framework and APIs of Nokia SON 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.” 

Ashley Hunter / Network Engineering Executive, Telstra

“Nokia continues to lead the SON market for the 5th consecutive year, embracing new market initiatives such as Open RAN.” 

Stéphane Téral / Chief Analyst, LightCounting

“SON solutions must become more intelligent and autonomous to reduce the burden on operations and engineering teams. A prime example is Nokia’s Cognitive SON solution which employs machine learning to enable zero-touch network optimization.”

James Crawshaw / Principal Analyst at Omdia

Join our developer community!

EdenNet Developer Community is an open platform for SON users to connect, share ideas and collaborate in projects. The community also enables sharing, selling and buying of SON modules. Hosted on Open Ecosystem Network.

Join the community via invitation from your key Nokia contact person or by applying for membership.

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Developer community

EdenNet Developer Community enables sharing, selling and buying of SON modules

Want to dive deeper?

If you are interested to learn about the latest in cognitive and autonomous network management, check out this book written by colleagues at Nokia Bell Labs. Towards Cognitive Autonomous Networks: Network Management Automation for 5G and Beyond delivers a comprehensive understanding of the current state-of-the-art in cognitive and autonomous network operation.

Buy the book


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