LTE SON and Small Cell Deployment

1 Days / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 2

Course Code: LT1320

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