A Metaheuristic Approach for Propagation-Model Tuning in LTE Networks
radio network in terms of capacity and quality of service. In this context, network coverage is arguably
the single most influential factor. This work presents a metaheuristic-optimization approach that automatically
adapts the parameters of a signal-propagation model. The optimization procedure is performed per
cell, enabling the calculation of accurate network-coverage predictions. The evaluation of the proposed
approach is carried out on two different regions in Slovenia, where Telekom Slovenije, d.d., provides LTE
coverage. The results show radio-propagation predictions of improved quality when compared to manual
and analytical methods.
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