Small Cell SON and Orchestration from 4G to 5G

Document number: SCF233


One of the first and most important examples of automation being developed for the RAN is SON (self-organizing or self-optimizing network), which has been a central element of SCF’s work programme and outputs for some years.

This paper offers a valuable set of recommendations for how automation should be baked into 5G standards, products and processes. This will provide a clear and essential blueprint for anyone considering next steps in small cell management, and particularly the best roadmap towards full automation, including orchestration of virtualized networks and of a wide range of physical and virtual elements.

For a short video and summary of this work, please visit the SON and Orchestration landing page

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Date Version Release
2020-02-20 SCF233.10.01 10
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