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Self-management for unified heterogeneous radio access networks

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Author: Litjens, R. · Gunnarsson, F. · Sayrac, B. · Spaey, K. · Willcock, C. · Eisenblätter, A. · Rodríguez, B.G. · Kürner, T.
Source:2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2013, 2 June 2013 through 5 June 2013, Dresden
Identifier: 489109
doi: doi:10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6692748
ISBN: 9781467363372
Article number: 6692748
Keywords: Informatics · 3G · LTE · Multi-layer · Multi-RAT · Radio access networks · Self-management · Self-optimisation · WiFi · Infostructures · Information Society · Communication & Information · PNS - Performance of Networks & Services · TS - Technical Sciences


The development of self-management solutions for (multi-technology, multi-layer) mobile communication networks is driven by their increasing operational complexity. Initial stand-alone SON (Self-Organizing Networks) solutions are already available, but are not sufficient to handle the networks of tomorrow. In this paper we present our approach at developing a unified management framework that integrates the existing and future advanced SON functions across several radio access technologies. The envisioned self-management system comprises (i) an integrated SON management system, in charge of policy transformation/supervision and conflict detection/handling; (ii) advanced multi-RAT/layer SON functions; and (iii) a Decision Support System providing measurement-based assistance for residual operational tasks, such as timely recommendations for targeted new site deployments. © 2013 IEEE.