Techniques are described herein for enhancing the slice awareness of a Radio Access Network (RAN) using a Self-Organizing Network (SON). This may solve the problem of slice allocation to a gNodeB (gNB), monitor the slice resources of the gNB and the handover of devices which are registered to a slice, and reduce handover time. In addition, the SON may push slicing policies for the gNB such as hardware based slicing, scheduler based slicing, geography based slicing, etc.
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K, Sushanth C.; Rao, Krishna Prasad; and Sivadas, Vivek, "ENHANCING SLICE AWARENESS OF 5G RADIO ACCESS NETWORK USING SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORK", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 10, 2019)