Characterizing and Optimizing Cellular Network Performance During Crowded Events

  title={Characterizing and Optimizing Cellular Network Performance During Crowded Events},
  author={Muhammad Zubair Shafiq and Lusheng Ji and Alex X. Liu and Jeffrey Pang and Shobha Venkataraman and Jia Wang},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
During crowded events, cellular networks face voice and data traffic volumes that are often orders of magnitude higher than what they face during routine days. Despite the use of portable base stations for temporarily increasing communication capacity and free Wi-Fi access points for offloading Internet traffic from cellular base stations, crowded events still present significant challenges for cellular network operators looking to reduce dropped call events and improve Internet speeds. For an… CONTINUE READING


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