Mobile Networks and Management. 7th International Conference, MONAMI 2015, Santander, Spain, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Framework for Cell-Association Auto Configuration of Network Functions in Cellular Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-26925-2_6,
        author={Stephen Mwanje and Janne Tolppa and Tsvetko Tsvetkov},
        title={A Framework for Cell-Association Auto Configuration of Network Functions in Cellular Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. 7th International Conference, MONAMI 2015, Santander, Spain, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-26925-2_6}
    }
    
  • Stephen Mwanje
    Janne Tolppa
    Tsvetko Tsvetkov
    Year: 2016
    A Framework for Cell-Association Auto Configuration of Network Functions in Cellular Networks
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26925-2_6
Stephen Mwanje1,*, Janne Tolppa1,*, Tsvetko Tsvetkov2,*
  • 1: Nokia
  • 2: Technische Universität München
*Contact email: stephen.mwanje@nokia.com, janne.ali-tolppa@nokia.com, tsvetko.tsvetkov@in.tum.de

Abstract

Self-Organizing Networks (SONs) introduce automation in Network Management (NM). Herein, SON functions automate the traditional NM tasks in the network. For some of these tasks, several cells must be associated together in order to achieve the intended objectives. As such, part of the process of configuring SON function is the configuration or selection of the required cell associations. For end-to-end automated NM, it is necessary that this task is also automated, especially in an environment with many SON functions.