Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 235–258 | Cite as

A Novel Framework of Automated RRM for LTE SON Using Data Mining: Application to LTE Mobility



With the evolution of broadband mobile networks towards LTE and beyond, the support for the internet and internet based services is growing. However, the size and operational costs of mobile networks are also growing. Self Organizing Networks (SON) are introduced as a part of the specifications of the LTE standard with the purpose of reducing the Operation and Maintenance costs of the mobile networks. This paper introduces a novel framework for automated Radio Resource Management (RRM) in LTE SON. This framework deals with the self-optimization and self-healing features of SON. The data mining technique of linear regression has been used to derive the functional relationship, known as model, between Key Performance Indicators and RRM parameters. The proposed framework uses this model in two ways: first, for network monitoring, which is the first step of the self-healing procedure and secondly, to devise a handover auto-tuning algorithm as part of the self-optimization procedure. The detailed results obtained for the finished case studies, demonstrate the effectiveness and usefulness of this approach.


Self-optimization Self-healing Handover margin Linear regression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Mechatronics EngineeringNational University of Sciences and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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