The first is typically an add-on, delivered with hardware from a RAN equipment vendor. It used to support only the automatic neighbor relations feature, and was vendor specific. But today’s MNOs usually have at least three RAN vendors, which would require three separate, non-synchronized d-SON solutions, so this model was quickly replaced by c-SON solutions covering all vendors and technologies.
SON tools are advertised as self-standing, solving all radio performance issues. This is true, but they often create new problems at the same time. This is because SON can’t operate independently of other existing OSS applications, especially when network elements are being changed in parallel.
These SON tools usually deal only with neighbors and reselection optimization. But managing a telecom network, even if only limited to its optimization, involves many tasks that have to be run periodically or on an ad-hoc basis. Thus, SON still has to be supported by planning and configuration management tools.
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