Using Informatics to Manage and Measure Performance of Large Femtocell Networks


This paper describes the analytics platform and algorithms that are used to manage network performance of large femtocell networks with close to one million femtocells from multiple vendors. The system incorporates parallel processing of the data, rule based artificial intelligence, and large scale automated data analysis and data mining.

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Weitzen, J. and Wakim, R. (2015) Using Informatics to Manage and Measure Performance of Large Femtocell Networks. Journal of Data Analysis and Information Processing, 3, 20-26. doi: 10.4236/jdaip.2015.32003.

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