A workshop had been conducted at LUMS on Spatio-Temporal Cellular Network Health Estimation. The idea was to share the research and development carried out at LUMS for an Iginite (formerly ICT R&D Fund) funded project where Dr. Ijaz Haider Naqvi is the Principal Investigator.
The workshop presented work on cellular network health estimation with the relevant industry people and the representatives of the regulatory authorities. There was considerable participation from the industry representatives of Zong, Telenor, PTCL, ZTE and Ebryx. In addition, 5 representatives of PTA were also among the participants.
The developed solution was presented to the audience followed by the demonstration. The developed solution enables a collection of network parameters along with spatio-temporal distributions of the users. Thereafter, the prediction analysis is carried out using a variety of machine learning techniques for all radio access technologies in Pakistan; GSM, UMTS and LTE. The workshop further demonstrated spatial and statistical visualization for different network scenarios for instance coverage hole detection and signal strength heat maps.
The work was appreciated by the people of the industry present at the workshop as well as the representatives of the regulatory authorities. The feedback of the participants was also encouraging for the people involved with the entire workshop.