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Carrier Utilization Strategy for Traffic Load Balancing in Mobile Radio Networks

Osama W. Ata
Elect. Eng. Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine

Abstract—Ineffective deployment of carriers and sector load balancing are causing a significant poor carrier utilization in vendor markets. While identified performance carriers need to be retained, underutilized non-performance carriers need to be shut down and credited into the carrier bank. We propose a derived threshold for good carrier utilization and an empirical model that effectively describes a relationship between sector-carrier utilization and average sectors utilized in a market. Several millions of US dollars could be saved in capital and operational expenditure with implementation of proper guidelines and tools. 
Index Terms—carrier utilization, Erlang threshold, empirical model; load balancing, mobile networks, underutilized sectors

Cite: Osama W. Ata, "Carrier Utilization Strategy for Traffic Load Balancing in Mobile Radio Networks," International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 152-157, May 2019. Doi: 10.18178/ijeetc.8.3.152-157