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A Tabu Search Heuristic for the Global Planning of UMTS Networks

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3 Author(s)
St-Hilaire, M. ; Dept. of Comput. Eng., Ecole Polytech. de Montreal, Que. ; Chamberland, Steven ; Pierre, Samuel

In this paper, we propose a tabu search heuristic to find "good" feasible solutions for the global planning problem of universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) networks that is composed of three subproblems: the cell, the access network and the core network planning subproblems. Since this global planning problem has been proven to be NP-hard, we concentrate our efforts on the development of an efficient heuristic. Numerical results show that quasi-optimal solutions (on average, within 0.21% of the optimal solution) can be obtained with the proposed approach

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Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, 2006. (WiMob'2006). IEEE International Conference on

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19-21 June 2006

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