Optimization of UMTS Network Planning Using Genetic Algorithms
Fabio Garzia, Cristina Perna, Roberto Cusani
DOI: 10.4236/cn.2010.23028   PDF    HTML     7,366 Downloads   13,386 Views   Citations


The continuously growing of cellular networks complexity, which followed the introduction of UMTS technology, has reduced the usefulness of traditional design tools, making them quite unworthy. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate a design tool for UMTS optimized net planning based on genetic algorithms. In particular, some utilities for 3G net designers, useful to respect important aspects (such as the environmental one) of the cellular network, are shown.

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F. Garzia, C. Perna and R. Cusani, "Optimization of UMTS Network Planning Using Genetic Algorithms," Communications and Network, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2010, pp. 193-199. doi: 10.4236/cn.2010.23028.

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