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LTE Cell Load Analysis Using Live Network Data

Ashagrie Getnet Flattie
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Abstract—The real throughput data is highly variable and depends on their user mobility, location in the active cell, servicing environment, cell load and “irregularities” from real-life cellular networks. In order to solve these problems, estimate the cell load, and cell throughput in a certain bandwidth and inter-cell distance is one of the preconditions for the operator for effective network planning. In this paper, live data collection and simulations are performed to investigate the downlink and uplink throughput analysis in Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. This collected data reflects real-world usage of mobile service, allowing for deep insight into the nature of LTE networks in dense urban and urban area. The capacity model can be formulated by using theoretical planning concept and using real data both indoor and outdoor environment. The complete effect is being done for different cell load and bandwidth (such as 10 MHz, 15 MHz, and 20 MHz).Our results provide, a framework and numerical results of the cell throughput and cell load for different bands, as well as, inter-site distance that would benefit for operator end to end planning (i.e., minimizing rollout activities and maintenance procedures).

Index Terms—Cell load, cell throughput, LTE, SINR

Cite: Ashagrie Getnet Flattie, "LTE Cell Load Analysis Using Live Network Data," Journal of Communications, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 580-586, 2019. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.14.7.580-586