LTE Self-Organising Networks(SON): Network Management Automation for Operation Efficiency

LTE Self-Organising Networks (SON) training benefits participants with the full picture of a SON-enabled system including technologies, architecture and operation. The training introduces participants to LTE SON including self-optimisation, self-configuration and self-healing as well as its standardization, also giving NGMN and 3GPP use cases. Drivers, requirements,  challenges, enabling technologies and architectures for a SON-enabled system will be explained. Furthermore the training covers multi-technology aspects, core network and end-to-end operational aspects. Training will be based on LTE Self-organising Networks book by Hämäläinen (editor), Sartori(editor) and Sanneck (editor) that can be used as study material.


Diana Auditorio
Address: Erottajankatu 5, 00120 Helsinki


Dr. Seppo Hämäläinen, NSN

Organizer: Professor Tapani Ristaniemi, University of Jyväskylä


This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD-students. For others participation fee is 700 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.

The registration period ends on the 20th of April.



Wednesday, 25th of March

08:45 Opening

9:00 Session 1

•        Introduction to SON
•       LTE principles, management architecture, radio access scenarios
•       SON Challenges – why SON?
•       SON Vision
•       NGMN and  3GPP Use cases
•       SON Architectures
•       Operational challenges for SON

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Session 2

•       Self-configuration
•       Auto-connectivity and commissioning
•       Dynamic radio configuration
•       Demo

12:15 Lunch break

13:15 Session 3

•       Self-Optimization – part 1
•       Mobility Robustness Optimization + demo
•       Mobility Load balancing + demo
•       Energy Savings

14:15 Coffee break

15:00 Session 4

•       Self-Optimization – part 2
•       Capacity and Coverage Optimization
•       RACH Optimization
•       Minimization of Drive test + demo

16:30 Closing


Thursday, 26th of March

09:00 Session 5

•       Self-Healing
•       Cell degradation detection, diagnosis and recovery
•       Cell outage compensation
•        SON for core networks

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Session 6

•       SON for Heterogeneous networks + demo
•       SON Operation
•       SON business values
•       Future SON

12:15 Closing