Author Topic: Forecasting Demand For Mobile Network  (Read 4238 times)

iand

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Forecasting Demand For Mobile Network
« on: February 21, 2010, 07:50:00 pm »
Hi There,
Is there any literature on how to forecast demand for mobile network? My company is operating a GSM mobile network (2G, 2.5G and 3G). To upgrade and expand the network to meet increasing demand of subscribers with a competitive quality of service, network engineers need to know where to upgrade/build a new cell and what the cell size should be, given the capital constraint. Therefore, the demand should be forecast to the location/cell level (# of subscribers, peak capacity kbps per subscriber, etc). Given the dynamic behaviour of mobile users, the traditional approach used for the fixed network planning, in my view, becomes useless.
Appreciate your advice.