Implementing Basic Designs And Architectures Of Self Organizing Networks

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Self-Organizing Network Functions and Architectures
Mitch Harris
Murray State University
TSM 321 Abstract
The purpose of this write up is to introduce fundamental designs and architectures of Self-Organizing Networks. This concept was presented during the transitional period from 3G to 4G technology. During this period mobile communications began to grow rapidly. Self-Organizing Network functions are separated into three major groups: self-configuration, self-optimization, and self-healing. Self-configuration allows devices to function properly with a system the instant they are connected. Self-optimization supports networks by examining the performance of a system and modifying procedures to operate at an efficient level. Self-healing allows for the detection of issues within a network automatically or manually to resolve the problem. Self-Organizing Networks are classified into three main architectures: Centralized, Distributed or Hybrid. The SON function exists within Centralized Networks to make deployment easier. The SON function exists within Distributed Networks at lower system levels to coordinate between networks and produce at the optimal level. The SON function within Hybrid Networks is a combination of both Centralized and Distributed Networks. Self-Organizing Networks provide capabilities of optimizing specific parameters of a network with complex algorithms that observe performance and enhance the overall network.

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