A Mathematical Optimization Approach for Radio Network Planning of GSM/UMTS Co-Siting

@article{AlKanj2009AMO,
  title={A Mathematical Optimization Approach for Radio Network Planning of GSM/UMTS Co-Siting},
  author={Lina Al-Kanj and Zaher Dawy and George M. Turkiyyah},
  journal={2009 IEEE International Conference on Communications},
  year={2009},
  pages={1-5}
}
3G UMTS networks are being widely deployed by several cellular operators worldwide that already have existing GSM networks. In this paper, we model the problem of GSM/UMTS co-siting as a nested mixed integer optimization problem which takes as input an area of interest with existing GSM sites and obtains as output the optimal number and locations of UMTS sites to be deployed (new and co-sited with GSM sites) in order to optimize target objectives. The goal is to minimize the cost of UMTS… CONTINUE READING