Self-Organizing-Healing Paradigm for Mobile Networks

Okon S. C., Asagba P. O., Aloysius Akpanobong


Mobile communication has grown rapidly and with this growth comes heterogeneity due to multiple radio access technologies (RAT)
and varying network architectures. Networks have become very difficult, complex, time consuming, and costly to manage. The need for
operators to overcome these problems triggers this research on Self-Organizing -Healing Networks (SOHNs). More attention is now being
focused on Self-Organizing Networks (SONs) by international standardization organizations as one of the key technologies for combating some
of these complexities. Our research on SOHN focuses on the following functionalities; Self-organization, Self-configuration, Self-optimization,
and Self-healing. Recent researchers have concentrated on self-configuration and self-optimization with little work done in the area of Selforganization
and self-healing. This article highlights the four key functionalities, with emphasis on self-organization and self-healing.
Furthermore, a self-organizing-healing framework has been proposed, and possible research areas outlined.

Key-words: Self-Organization, Self-Healing, Self-Configuration, Mobile Communication Network

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