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Self-Optimizing Networks-Benefits of SON in LTE

Self-Optimizing Networks-Benefits of SON in LTE

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4G Self Optimizing Networks :Benefits of SON in LTE
4G Self Optimizing Networks :Benefits of SON in LTE

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TABLE
 
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CONTENTS
 
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INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 5
 
1.1 Goals of this White Paper ............................................................................................................... 5
 
1.2 Technology and Market Drivers for SON ........................................................................................ 5
 
1.3 Reasons for Automation .................................................................................................................. 6
 
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3GPP EVOLUTION AND SON ................................................................................................................ 7
 
2.1 LTE SON High-Level Scope and Timeline ...................................................................................... 7
 
2.2 SON Development in NGMN .......................................................................................................... 8
 
2.3 SON Architecture Alternatives ...................................................................................................... 11
 
3 KEY LTE RELEASE 8, RELEASE 9 AND RELEASE 10 FEATURES SON........................................ 13
 
3.1 Base Station Self-Configuration .................................................................................................... 13
 
3.1.1
 
Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 13
 
3.1.2
 
Description ............................................................................................................................. 13
 
3.1.3
 
Self-Configuration Actions ..................................................................................................... 14
 
3.1.4
 
Self-Configuration Status in 3GPP ........................................................................................ 15
 
3.2 Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR) ............................................................................................. 15
 
3.2.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 15
 
3.2.2 Description ............................................................................................................................. 16
 
3.2.3
 
Neighbor Relation Discovery ................................................................................................. 16
 
3.2.4 ANR Actions .......................................................................................................................... 16
 
3.2.5 Inter-RAT ANR ...................................................................................................................... 17
 
3.3 Tracking Area Planning ................................................................................................................. 18
 
3.3.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 19
 
3.4 PCI Planning ................................................................................................................................. 19
 
3.4.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 20
 
3.5 Load Balancing ............................................................................................................................. 20
 
3.5.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 20
 
3.5.2 Description ............................................................................................................................. 21
 
 
33.5.3 Determining A Load Imbalance Condition ............................................................................. 21
 
3.5.4 Idle Mode Load Balancing ..................................................................................................... 22
 
3.5.5 Active Mode Load Balancing ................................................................................................. 22
 
3.5.6 Adapting Handover Configuration ......................................................................................... 23
 
3.6 Mobility Robustness / Handover Optimization .............................................................................. 24
 
3.6.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 24
 
3.6.2 Description ............................................................................................................................. 24
 
3.6.3
I
ntra-RAT Late HO Triggering ............................................................................................... 25
 
3.6.4
I
ntra-RAT Early HO Triggering .............................................................................................. 26
 
3.6.5
I
ntra-RAT HO to an Incorrect Cell ......................................................................................... 27
 
3.6.6
 
Inter RAT Too Late HO ......................................................................................................... 28
 
3.6.7
 
Inter RAT Unnecessary (too early) HO ................................................................................. 29
 
3.6.8 Algorithm for SON Handover Parameter Optimization.......................................................... 29
 
3.6.9 Examples of SON Algorithm Interactions .............................................................................. 30
 
3.7 RACH (Random access channel) Optimization ............................................................................ 31
 
3.7.1 Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 31
 
3.7.2 Description ............................................................................................................................. 31
 
3.8 Inter Cell Interference Coordination .............................................................................................. 32
 
3.8.1
 
Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 33
 
3.8.2
 
Description of ICIC operation ................................................................................................ 33
 
3.8.3
 
Frequency Planning .............................................................................................................. 35
 
3.8.4
 
Self-Tuning X2 Independent Algorithms ............................................................................... 35
 
3.8.5
 
Performance of ICIC Techniques Relative to Self-Tuning X2 Independent Algorithms ........ 36
 
3.8.6 Optimization of Coverage/Intererence with H-eNB ............................................................... 36
 
3.8.7
 
Release-10 ICIC Enhancements ........................................................................................... 38
 
3.9
 
Energy Savings ............................................................................................................................. 38
 
3.9.1
 
Benefits .................................................................................................................................. 39
 
3.9.2
 
Description ............................................................................................................................. 39
 

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