Analysis Simulation of LTE Network Capacity in Pekanbaru

  • Linna Oktaviana Sari Universitas Riau, Indonesia
Abstract viewed: 262 times
PDF downloaded: 262 times
Keywords: LTE, Capacity, FDD


In Indonesia, LTE technology is appropriately to be applied by telecommunication operators in improving cellular communication services. In 2018, the number of LTE network users in Pekanbaru continues to increase. Increasing number of customers need increasing service capacity. To fulfill the capacity needs of LTE network services with better signal level in 2018, then in this study has been analyzed the simulation of LTE network capacity in Pekanbaru City. In this research, we use Monte Carlo simulation for analyze capacity. Frequency Division Duplex method with 1800 MHz frequency and COST- 231 Hata propagation model were used in the simulation. The results of simulation capacity in Pekanbaru show that the urban area needs 143 number of BTSs for 20MHz bandwidth, BTSs coverage reaches 84.4% of covered area and highest focus zone covered at -100 dbm signal, and for 5MHz Bandwidth, the total number of subscribers is 47.375, with 39.158 connected subscribers and 8.216 unsuccessful subscribers.


[1] Marwa E.M, Khalid H.B, “LTE Radio Planning Using Atoll Radio Planning and Optimization Software,” International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014.

[2] Nafiz Imtiaz Bin Hamid, Mohammad T. Kawser, Md. Ashraful Hoque, "Coverage and Capacity Analysis of LTE Radio Network Planning considering Dhaka City," International Journal of Computer Application (IJCA)-Vol.46, No.15 pp. 49-56, May 2012.

[3] Abdul Basit, Syed, “Dimensioning of LTE Network Description of Models and Tool, Coverage and Capacity Estimation of 3GPP Long Term Evolution Radio Interface,” Master Thesis, Helsinki University of Technology, 2009.

[4] Liang Zhang, “Network Capacity, Coverage Estimation and Frequency Planning of 3GPP Long Term Evolution,” Master Thesis, Linköping University, 2010.

[5] Mohammad Kawser, Nafiz Imtiaz Bin Hamid, Md. Nayeemul Hasan, Md. Shah Alam and Md. Musfiqur Rahman, “Downlink SNR to CQI Mapping for Different Multiple Antenna Techniques in LTE,” International Conference on Future Information Technology (ICFIT), Changsha, China, December, 2010.

[6] V. Buenestado, M. Toril, S. Luna-Ram´ırez, J. M. Ruiz-Avil´es, and A. Mendo, “Self-tuning of remote electrical tilts based on call traces for coverage and capacity optimization in LTE,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 4315– 4326, 2017.

[7] Rekawt S. Hassan, T. A. Rahman, A. Y. Abdulrahman, “LTE Coverage Network Planning and Comparison with Different Propagation Models,” TELKOMNIKA, Vol.12, No.1 pp. 153 ~ 162, March 2014.

[8] MR Fauzi, S.Setiyono, T.Prakoso, “Perencanaan Jaringan Lte FDD 1800 Mhz Di Kota Semarang Menggunakan Atoll,” Transient, Vol.4, No. 3, September 2015.

[9] M Ridwan Fauzi, “Perencanaan jaringan LTE FDD 1800 MHz di kota Semarang menggunakan Atoll,” Skripsi Sarjana, Jurusan Teknik Elektro, Universitas Diponegoro, 2015.

[10] Yusuf, S. “Perencanaan Jaringan LTE TDD 2300 MHz di Semarang Tahun 2015 – 2020,” Skripsi Sarjana, Jurusan Teknik Elektro, Universitas Diponegoro, 2016.

[11] Y. Septiawan, I.Santoso, A.A Zahra, “Perencanaan Jaringan Long Term Evolution (LTE) Time Division Duplex (TDD) 2300 MHz Di Semarang Tahun 2015 – 2020,” Transient, Vol.4, No. 4, Desember 2015.

[12] C. Mehlführer, M. Wrulich, J. Colom Ikuno, D. Bosanska and M. Rup, “Simulating the Long Term Evolution Physical Layer,” in Proc. EUSIPCO p.1471 – 1478, 2009.

[13] Chhaya Dalela. “Comparative Study of Radio Channel Propagation and Modeling for 4G Wireless Systems,” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), June 2013.

[14] Bethelhem Seifu,“ LTE Radio Network.

[15] Hikmaturohman A, “4g Handbook,” Nulisbuku, Jakarta, 2014.

[16] Holma, Harri, “LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced, Second Edition,” Finland: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

How to Cite
L. O. Sari, “Analysis Simulation of LTE Network Capacity in Pekanbaru”, IJEEPSE, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 6-10, Sep. 2018.