Mobile network optimisation company Celcite has said that its Cops-Geo optimisation platform can now locate LTE users the same way it was locating 2G and 3G users.
Cops-GEO uses measurements such as User Equipment Traffic Recording (UETR) and Cell Traffic Recording (CTR) to geo-locate subscribers and traffic, providing a location-aware visualisation of users and usage.
This information can then be used to optimise an existing network or plan network upgrades or expansion.
Celcite said that the LTE enhancement to COPS-Geo is designed to help mobile network operators improve subscriber experience by efficiently planning and optimising LTE network expansions and benchmarking mobile device performance.
A Celcite statement said that the introduction of complex heterogeneous networks (HetNets), involving the integration of small cells alongside the UMTS and LTE macrocell ecosystem, has created a need for more rigorous subscriber location-based planning and optimisation of networks.
Mobile network operators