Demonstrator for objective driven SON operation
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Arts. History
New York, N.Y. :IEEE, 2014
11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS), August 26-29, 2014, Barcelona, Spain
University of Antwerp
The demonstrator shows a self-management system for heterogeneous mobile wireless networks that uses context-specific and weighted Key Performance Indicator (KPI) target values defined by the operator to automatically and autonomously configure and control the operation of Self-Organising Network (SON) functions such that they contribute to achieving these KPI targets by appropriately optimising the network configuration. Changing KPI targets, context or weights leads to an automatic re-configuration of the SON functions by using a policy system, and the impact of the changes to the policy and the network configuration can be seen and traced in the demonstrator's realistic network scenario and KPI charts.