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Course summary

This course discusses the concept of a Self-Organizing Network (SON) with a look at the key features and procedures that enable self-configuration in a SON. This course will also examine the issues surrounding femtocell deployment with a discussion around potential interference issues and techniques for controlling uplink and downlink interference.

Who would benefit

This course would benefit those with a keen interest in the issues surrounding the deployment of small cells and femtocells in particular. This might include those working in planning-related roles for network operators or as individual consultants.


This course assumes existing knowledge of cell planning principles in a mobile environment.

Topic areas include

  • SON – drivers
  • Self-configuration
  • Automatic Neighbour Relation (ANR)
  • Automatic PCI configuration
  • Inter-Cell interference Co-ordination (ISIC)
  • Mobility robustness optimization
  • Mobility load balancing
  • Energy saving
  • Deployment configurations
  • Control of downlink interference

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