Mobility Investigate

Automatic UMTS System Resource Dimensioning Based on Service Traffic Analysis

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Executive Summary

Mobile network operators base their TDM network capacity dimensioning on Erlang B models. This approach was valid in legacy GSM networks. However, current Universal Mobile Telecommunications System networks deal with different resource consumption services such as voice, video call or data, and different limiting resources such as baseband processing capacity, transmission link capacity to the RNC, or spreading code tree. Operators need models to decide which resource must be upgraded, according to the demand of the services, in order to achieve expected overall service accessibility (i.e., the complementary of blocking probability).

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