Network optimisation specialist Aircom International is to acquire Symena, a provider of optimisation and Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) tools, for an undisclosed sum. Aircom said that the combination of "innovative" optimisation methodologies from Symena with its own "vastly scalable" OSS capabilities would create "a unique SON offering" for the market.
Symena develops software that automates cell planning, network deployment and ongoing operations. Founded in 2002, it claimed to be the first company to offer a commercial ACP solution for LTE. It has been developing specific SON solutions since 2009 and has, Aircom's statement said, "enjoyed significant market traction" with operators, network equipment providers, systems integrators and drive test tool vendors.