Self-Configuration and Self-Optimization for LTE Networks
2010 (English)In: IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804, E-ISSN 1558-1896, Vol. 48, no 2, 94-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
With the rapid growth of mobile communications, deployment and maintenance of cellular mobile networks are becoming more and more complex, time consuming, and expensive. In order to meet the requirements of network operators and service providers, the telecommunication industry and international standardization bodies have recently paid intensive attention to the research and development of self-organizing networks. In this article we first introduce both the market and technological perspectives for SONs. Then we focus on the self-configuration procedure and illustrate a self-booting mechanism for a newly added evolved NodeB without a dedicated backhaul interface. Finally, mobility load balancing as one of the most important self-optimization issues for Long Term Evolution networks is discussed, and a distributed MLB algorithm with low handover cost is proposed and evaluated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 48, no 2, 94-100 p.
LTE networks, cellular mobile networks, handover cost, international standardization, mobile communications, self-configuration, self-optimization, telecommunication industry
Research subject Electrical Engineering with specialization in Signal Processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-137163DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2010.5402670ISI: 000277507900013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-137163DiVA: diva2:378515