Automatic Cell Planning Method for Radio Network Optimization

Hasanah Putri - Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia
Izanoordina Ahmad - British Malaysian Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Alfin Hikmaturokhman - Institut Teknologi Telkom Purwokerto, Purwokerto, Indonesia
Dwi Haura Putri - Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia

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As the first step in building a wireless communication network, wireless network optimization is crucial since it determines how the network will be built scientifically. Numerous challenges remain in the way of the Radio Network's deployment in Indonesia, not the least of which is the still-uneven coverage region. The Kiaracondong region in Bandung is one of the numerous areas in Indonesia that are still considered to be "bad spot areas" as a result. Based on the findings of the driving test conducted in the Kiaracondong sub-district, the KPI target was not fulfilled for the RSRP, SINR, and Throughput parameters. Therefore, this study primarily focuses on the physical tuning optimization using the Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) method for the LTE wireless network optimization. To assess the quality of the LTE network before and after optimization, the results of the ACP optimization simulation will be compared with the results of the existing or non-ACP site simulation and the results of the operator's ACP implementation. As a result, Area 1 has an average RSRP of -72.79 dBm, area 2 -73.17 dBm, and area 3 -68.22 dBm. Additionally, the average SINR in areas 1,2 and 3 is 8 dB, 6.58 dB, and 8.17 dB, respectively. The average downlink throughput in area 1 is 42652.66 Kbps, area 2 is 34420.88 Kbps, and area 3 is 43882.92 Kbps. Finally, the average throughput uplink for areas 1 to 3 is 51651.24 Kbps, 47895.99 Kbps, and 49648.84 Kbps, respectively.


LTE network; optimization; ACP; KPI parameter; Bandung

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