Self-Configuration, -Optimisation and -Healing in Wireless Networks
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks
This paper presents a vision on the use of self-organisation methods (self-optimisation, self-configuration, and self-healing) as a promising concept to automate wireless access network planning, deployment and optimisation. The major intentions are to improve network coverage, resource utilisation and service quality, and to substantially reduce operational expenditure. The fundamental drivers for the deployment of self-organisation methods are discussed, considering both the technology and the market perspective. The distinction and interactions be-tween the different components of self-organisation are outlined and the expected gains are discussed.