Self-Organizing Networks: Self-Planning, Self-Optimization and Self-Healing for GSM, UMTS and LTE

Self-Organizing Networks: Self-Planning, Self-Optimization and Self-Healing for GSM, UMTS and LTE

Editor(s): Juan Ramiro, Khalid Hamied

Published Online: 27 OCT 2011 10:07PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470973523

Online ISBN: 9781119954224

DOI: 10.1002/9781119954224

About this Book

With the current explosion in network traffic, and mounting pressure on operators' business case, Self-Organizing Networks (SON) play a crucial role. They are conceived to minimize human intervention in engineering processes and at the same time improve system performance to maximize Return-on-Investment (ROI) and secure customer loyalty.

Written by leading experts in the planning and optimization of Multi-Technology and Multi-Vendor wireless networks, this book describes the architecture of Multi-Technology SON for GSM, UMTS and LTE, along with the enabling technologies for SON planning, optimization and healing. This is presented mainly from a technology point of view, but also covers some critical business aspects, such as the ROI of the proposed SON functionalities and Use Cases.

Key features:

  • Follows a truly Multi-Technology approach: covering not only LTE, but also GSM and UMTS, including architectural considerations of deploying SON in today's GSM and UMTS networks
  • Features detailed discussions about the relevant trade-offs in each Use Case
  • Includes field results of today's GSM and UMTS SON implementations in live networks
  • Addresses the calculation of ROI for Multi-Technology SON, contributing to a more complete and strategic view of the SON paradigm

This book will appeal to network planners, optimization engineers, technical/strategy managers with operators and R&D/system engineers at infrastructure and software vendors. It will also be a useful resource for postgraduate students and researchers in automated wireless network planning and optimization.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 2

      The Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Paradigm (pages 21–46)

      Frank Lehser, Juan Ramiro, Miguel A. Regueira Caumel, Khalid Hamied and Salvador Pedraza

    3. Chapter 3

      Multi-Technology SON (pages 47–64)

      Rubén Cruz, Khalid Hamied, Juan Ramiro, Lars Christoph Schmelz, Mehdi Amirijoo, Andreas Eisenblätter, Remco Litjens, Michaela Neuland and John Turk

    4. Chapter 4

      Multi-Technology Self-Planning (pages 65–129)

      Josko Zec, Octavian Stan, Rafael Ángel García, Nizar Faour, Christos Neophytou, Khalid Hamied, Juan Ramiro, Gabriel Ramos, Patricia Delgado Quijada, Javier Romero and Philippe Renaut

    5. Chapter 5

      Multi-Technology Self-Optimization (pages 131–206)

      Juan Ramiro, Rubén Cruz, Juan Carlos del Río, Miguel A. Regueira Caumel, Carlos Úbeda, Szymon Stefański, Andreas Lobinger, Juanjo Guerrero, Salvador Pedraza, José Outes, Josko Zec and Khalid Hamied

    6. Chapter 6

      Multi-Technology Self-Healing (pages 207–229)

      Juan Ramiro, Raúl Moya, Juan Carlos del Río, Mehdi Amirijoo, Remco Litjens, Khalid Hamied, Nizar Faour, Carlos Úbeda, Gustavo Hylander and Javier Muñoz

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