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
  • SON Introduction - In Principle
  • Self Configuration
  • What is Self Configuration? - Part 1 - In Principle
  • What is Self Configuration? - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Self Optimization
  • What is Self Optimization? - Part 1 - In Principle
  • What is Self Optimization? - Part 2 - In Principle
  • Self Healing
  • What is Self Healing? - In Principle
  • LTE to LTE-Advanced Evolution
  • LTE to LTE-Advanced Evolution - In Principle
  • SON and HetNets
  • SON and HetNets - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - SON Concepts
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on SON Concepts
  • Self Configuration
  • Automatic Configuration - In Principle
  • Automatic Neighbour Relation - In Principle
  • Automatic PCI Assignment - In Principle
  • Self Optimization
  • 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
  • Self Healing
  • Cell Outage Detection - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - SON Operation
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on SON Operation
  • HetNet Fundamentals
  • HetNet Fundamentals - In Principle
  • Self Configuration for HetNets
  • Self Configuration for HetNets - In Principle
  • Self Optimization for HetNets
  • Self Optimization for HetNets - In Principle
  • Self Optimization - Interference Mitigation - In Principle
  • Self Optimization - Mobility and Traffic Steering - In Principle
  • Self Healing for HetNets
  • Self Healing for HetNets - In Principle
  • Resources and Test of Understanding
  • Reference Document - SON for HetNets
  • Test of Understanding - Focus on 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

Price £75.00 (for 6 months access)

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