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1. WO2016139266 - QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE AWARE TRANSPORT SELF ORGANIZING NETWORK FRAMEWORK

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WE CLAIM:

1 . A method, comprising:

monitoring transport connectivity with respect to at least one base station over a mobile backhaul;

detecting at least one degradation or anomaly in the transport connectivity of the at least one base station; and

taking an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

2. The method of claim 1 , wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

3. The method of claim 1 , wherein the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the detected degradation or anomaly is due to a local problem and, if the detected degradation or anomaly is not due to a local problem triggering a network manager.

4. The method of claim 1 , wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem, determining whether the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration, and reconfiguring when the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration.

5. The method of claim 1 , wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem that cannot be resolved by reconfiguration, sending an alarm or report to an operation support system.

6. A method, comprising:

monitoring mobile backhaul transport related triggers with respect to at least one base station;

detecting whether a degradation or anomaly corresponding to the triggers is persistent; and

taking an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

7. The method of claim 6, wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

8. The method of claim 6, further comprising:

at least one of filtering, correlation, or severity level evaluation of the triggers.

9. The method of claim 6, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is not persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises entering a monitoring mode with respect to the triggers.

10. The method of claim 6, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager.

1 1 . The method of claim 6, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly cannot be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises sending an alarm to an operation support system.

12. The method of claim 6, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises initiating

reconfiguration.

13. The method of claim 12, wherein the reconfiguration is conditional on receiving approval from an operator.

14. An apparatus, comprising:

at least one processor; and

at least one memory including computer program code,

wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to

monitor transport connectivity with respect to at least one base station over a mobile backhaul;

detect at least one degradation or anomaly in the transport connectivity of the at least one base station; and

take an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

16. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the detected degradation or anomaly is due to a local problem and, if the detected degradation or anomaly is not due to a local problem triggering a network manager.

17. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem, determining whether the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration, and reconfiguring when the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration.

18. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem that cannot be resolved by reconfiguration, sending an alarm or report to an operation support system.

19. An apparatus, comprising:

at least one processor; and

at least one memory including computer program code,

wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to

monitor mobile backhaul transport related triggers with respect to at least one base station;

detect whether a degradation or anomaly corresponding to the triggers is persistent; and take an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

20. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

21 . The apparatus of claim 19, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform at least one of filtering, correlation, or severity level evaluation of the triggers.

22. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is not persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises entering a monitoring mode with respect to the triggers.

23. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager.

24. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly cannot be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises sending an alarm to an operation support system.

25. The apparatus of claim 19, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises initiating reconfiguration.

26. The apparatus of claim 25, wherein the reconfiguration is conditional on receiving approval from an operator.

27. An apparatus, comprising:

means for monitoring transport connectivity with respect to at least one base station over a mobile backhaul;

means for detecting at least one degradation or anomaly in the transport connectivity of the at least one base station; and

means for taking an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

28. The apparatus of claim 27, wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

29. The apparatus of claim 27, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the detected degradation or anomaly is due to a local problem and, if the detected degradation or anomaly is not due to a local problem triggering a network manager.

30. The apparatus of claim 27, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem, determining whether the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration, and reconfiguring when the local problem can be resolved by reconfiguration.

31 . The apparatus of claim 27, wherein the appropriate network management action comprises, when the detected degradation or anomaly is determined to be due to a local problem that cannot be resolved by reconfiguration, sending an alarm or report to an operation support system.

32. An apparatus, comprising:

means for monitoring mobile backhaul transport related triggers with respect to at least one base station;

means for detecting whether a degradation or anomaly corresponding to the triggers is persistent; and

means for taking an appropriate network management action in response to the detected degradation or anomaly.

33. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein the at least one base station comprises an evolved Node B.

34. The apparatus of claim 32, further comprising:

means for at least one of filtering, correlation, or severity level evaluation of the triggers.

35. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is not persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises entering a monitoring mode with respect to the triggers.

36. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly is persistent, the appropriate network management action comprises determining whether the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager.

37. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly cannot be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises sending an alarm to an operation support system.

38. The apparatus of claim 32, wherein, when the degradation or anomaly can be resolved by a manager, the appropriate network management action comprises initiating reconfiguration.

39. The apparatus of claim 38, wherein the reconfiguration is conditional on receiving approval from an operator.