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Smart cell planning and optimisation for UMTS

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5 Author(s)
S. Allen ; Dept. of Phys. & Astron., Cardiff Univ., UK ; B. Belloul ; S. Hurley ; S. Saunders
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In this paper we introduce an automatic cell planning and optimisation tool called CDSSmartPlan. This is one of a very limited number of automatic cell planning tools which has the capability to plan for UMTS. CDSSmartPlan is powered by a modular heuristic optimisation engine, which is completely autonomous in the cell planning process. A modular software design facilitates "plug-in" bespoke key performance indicators (KPI) and different modelling elements. We present a case study for UMTS network design in London using CDSSmartPlan. Detailed results are presented for a range of KPI.

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3G Mobile Communication Technologies, 2004. 3G 2004. Fifth IEE International Conference on

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