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In cellular communications technology, self-optimization is a process in which the system’s settings are autonomously and continuously adapted to the traffic profile and the network environment in terms of topology, propagation and interference.[1] Together with self-planning and self-healing, self-optimization is one of the key pillars of the self-organizing networks (SON) management paradigm proposed by the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance.[2] The autonomous trait of self-optimization involves no human intervention at all during the aforementioned optimization process.


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  2. ^ Honglin, Hu; Jian Zhang; et al (February 2010). "Self-configuration and self-optimization for LTE networks". IEEE Communications Magazine (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press) 42 (2): 94–100. doi:10.1109/MCOM.2010.5402670. ISSN 0163-6804. Retrieved 14 July 2010.