Self-Organizing Networks

Self-Planning, Self-Optimization and Self-Healing for GSM, UMTS and LTE
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Oct 27, 2011
Product Number: EB00067237
Released: Aug 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119960928
Publisher: Wiley
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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.