Comarch SON Integration Box is a solution responsible mainly for integrating centralized SON (self-organizing network) tools with the existing OSS environment. As a central hub for the exchange of various types of data, it aggregates SON plans and dispatches them to different tools. It also provides physical network information to SON. Data is gathered from multiple external sources and pre-processed for SON usage. Additionally, SON Integration Box can manage neighbor whitelists and blacklists, and fetch all SON-related events and alarms for assurance purposes, acting as a mediation and filtering mechanism for fault management systems, usually via an SNMP interface.
Comarch’s SON Integration Box is built from Comarch OSS Suite modules (some of them optional), including Network Inventory, Mediation, Authentication Service, Log Repository, Task Scheduler, Configuration Management & Reconciliation, Fault Management and OSS Console GUI. All data flows into and from Integration Box are maintained by Comarch’s OSS Mediation module, using dedicated interfaces. Fetching and dispatching data is based on an internal inventory framework.