Self-management for unified heterogeneous radio access networks
González Rodríguez, Beatriz
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
S.l. :IEEE, 2013
VTC Spring 2013 : 3rd International Workshop on Self-Organising Networks (IWSON 2013), Dresden, June 2-5, 2013
University of Antwerp
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.