LEATHERHEAD, UK: AIRCOM International announced that according to an Analysys Mason study, it has retained its place as the leading independent global player in the growing network planning and optimisation software market. The viewpoint study reveals that AIRCOM currently accounts for 18 percent of the overall mobile planning and optimisation software market, valued by Analysys Mason at $275 million.
The total market for mobile and fixed network planning and optimisation solutions is valued by Analysys Mason at $488 million. AIRCOM is named by Analysys Mason as the overall market leader for both technologies with a 12 percent share in a rapidly growing market. The study was finalised prior to AIRCOM acquiring Symena, the leading global network optimisation company using automatic cell planning (ACP) and SON. This acquisition further extends AIRCOM’s existing market share in this space.
“Retaining our number one position underlines our commitment to network planning and optimisation technology and consultancy best practice,” said Steve Bowker, CTO, AIRCOM. “It is a position we intend to consolidate through sustained investment in mobile network optimisation technology innovation. Our recent Symena acquisition is evidence of this, as we look to grow our advanced optimisation capabilities to capitalise on growing market opportunities.”
“The network planning and optimisation software market continues to experience dramatic growth,” said Mark Mortensen, principal analyst and report author, Analysys Mason. “Companies such as AIRCOM are consistently identifying innovative ways to plan and implement optimal network capacity and connectivity to sustain a positive user experience for mobile services. This requirement is set to increase for operators further as data demand increases with customer expectations.”