Self Organizing Networks

The need to densify mobile network radio coverage means that smaller cells and HetNets are a vital part of the overall RAN solution, which unfortunately makes the management of the radio environment extremely complex. This course therefore sets out to describe the concepts behind self organizing networks, including explanations of self configuration, optimization and healing.

Click on the links below for a more detailed breakdown of each module.


  • SON Introduction - In Principle
  • What is Self Configuration? - Part 1 - In Principle
  • What is Self Configuration? - Part 2 - In Principle
  • What is Self Optimization? - Part 1 - In Principle
  • What is Self Optimization? - Part 2 - In Principle
  • What is Self Healing? - In Principle
  • LTE to LTE-Advanced Evolution - In Principle
  • SON and HetNets - In Principle
  • Reference Document - SON Concepts
  • Test of Understanding - SON Concepts
  • Automatic Configuration - In Principle
  • Automatic Neighbour Relation - In Principle
  • Automatic PCI Assignment - In Principle
  • MRO (Mobility Robustness Optimization) - In Principle
  • RO (RACH Optimization) - In Principle
  • LBO (Load Balancing Optimization) - In Principle
  • ICIC (Inter-Cell Interference Coordination) - In Principle
  • CCO (Coverage & Capacity Optimization) - In Principle
  • ES (Energy Saving) - In Principle
  • Cell Outage Detection - In Principle
  • Reference Document - SON Operation
  • Test of Understanding - SON Operation
  • HetNet Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Self Configuration for HetNets - In Principle
  • Self Optimization for HetNets - In Principle
  • Self Optimization - Interference Mitigation - In Principle
  • Self Optimization - Mobility and Traffic Steering - In Principle
  • Self Healing for HetNets - In Principle
  • Reference Document - SON for HetNets
  • Test of Understanding - SON for HetNets
  • LTE Air Interface Operation
  • Carrier Aggregation and MIMO
  • Introduction to Small Cells
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Duration 6 hours
CPD Learning Credits 6
Accreditation ITP Certified
Price £75.00 (for 6 months access)

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