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Sizing up SON – Self-Organising Networks revealed

This post is by Avijit Ghosh, assistant vice president of technology, Aricent 

The ‘Self-organizing Networks’ (SON) concept is a ‘hot’ topic for today’s wireless networks, especially with the expected proliferation of small cells and heterogeneous networks.

The idea is that the network should, while minimising cost and staying within constraints that may be applicable, automatically and continually adjust itself to maximise its own key performance indicators: generally coverage, capacity & quality of experience.

It is also expected that such a system should generate information, analysis and visualisation to assist effective forward planning of the service provider’s business.

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