A Roadmap from UMTS Optimization to LTE Self-Optimization

Self-Organizing Networks (SON) are currently being introduced by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as part of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system as a key driver for improving the operation of wireless networks. Given that many challenges have been identified when moving from the SON concept to practical implementation, this paper claims the suitability to gain insight into the problem by taking advantage of optimization mechanisms in live Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks. From that perspective, this paper outlines a roadmap from actual manual optimization toward the inclusion of SON concepts in future networks.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jun 2011 Format: PDF

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