A Survey of Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
With the rapid growth of mobile communications, deployment and maintenance of cellular mobile networks are becoming more and more complex, time consuming, and expensive. In order to meet the requirements of network operators and service providers, the telecommunication industry and international standardization bodies are paying attention to the research and development of self-organizing networks. In this report, we first discuss about when and why SON was introduced. Discuss about the aspects of SON. Further we learn about the various use cases of SON in which we will discuss about critical issues and their solutions pertaining to topics like Automatic Neighbor Relation(ANR), Load balancing, Energy saving, Coverage and capacity optimization.