1st International Workshop on Network Design, Algorithms and Methodology Applied to Market Regulation and Strategic Studies

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2G/3G-Connect: A Tool for Strategic Techno-Economical Studies on National-Wide Mobile Networks under a Hybrid 2G/3G Architecture

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_22,
        author={Alberto Garc\^{\i}a and Laura Rodr\^{\i}guez de Lope and Klaus Hackbarth and Dragan Illich and Werner Neu},
        title={2G/3G-Connect: A Tool for Strategic Techno-Economical Studies on National-Wide Mobile Networks under a Hybrid 2G/3G Architecture},
        proceedings={1st International Workshop on Network Design, Algorithms and Methodology Applied to Market Regulation and Strategic Studies},
        proceedings_a={NETSTRAT},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={high-level Petri nets net components dynamic software architecture modeling agents software development approach},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_22}
    }
    
  • Alberto García
    Laura Rodríguez de Lope
    Klaus Hackbarth
    Dragan Illich
    Werner Neu
    Year: 2012
    2G/3G-Connect: A Tool for Strategic Techno-Economical Studies on National-Wide Mobile Networks under a Hybrid 2G/3G Architecture
    NETSTRAT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_22
Alberto García1,*, Laura Rodríguez de Lope1, Klaus Hackbarth1, Dragan Illich2, Werner Neu2
  • 1: University of Cantabria
  • 2: WIK Consult
*Contact email: agarcia@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

The current increment of the service portfolio for mobile communications and the related traffic load require an extension of the capacities in the mobile networks. As a consequence, mobile network operators have to replace part of the traditional equipment based on 2G GSM/GPRS by the 3G equipment based on UMTS and even start the path in direction to the 4G installing HSPA. This leads to techno-economical studies which require a corresponding service network model and its implementation in form of a computer support planning tool. This paper presents such a model and the structure and characteristics of the corresponding tool 2G/3G-Conncet. The paper also indicates corresponding applications.