Ranplan awarded €225K EU research project to optimise 5G network slicing

13th March 2020 - 06:08 GMT

CORRELATION project aims to deliver efficient roll-out of 5G with sliced mobile networks

Cambridge UK, 5 March 2020: Ranplan Wireless, developer of the world’s first 5G HetNet combined in-building and outdoor wireless network planning tool for urban environments, Ranplan Professional, has been selected to drive new research into how AI-based data analytics can help to optimise sliced 5G mobile networks.

Project CORRELATION aims to profile mobile users and their consumption of 5G services so that networks can adapt dynamically to meet instant requests for bandwidth and services. By accurately profiling individual users and understanding their data consumption habits in real-time to predict traffic patterns, the research will help operators optimise network slicing performance and ultimately the mobile user experience.

The two-year project will:

  • Investigate the correlation of traffic among different services by analysing the usage and profiles of user groups as well as discover the underlying factors behind the results
  • Investigate whether service level traffic prediction accuracy can be improved.

Research on the characterisation and prediction of service-level mobile traffic is still in its infancy, largely because the methodology, especially for 5G, has not been studied adequately,said Prof. Jie Zhang, Founder and Chairman at Ranplan Group.This is the same for understanding traffic correlation among different services, while inter-service correlations have not been fully-exploited in service-level mobile traffic predictions. Understanding the correlations between services will allow us to significantly reduce the time used to train deep neural networks and open up the opportunity for dynamic 5G network slicing, which heavily depends on characterising and predicting the spatial-temporal traffic patterns for individual users (both humans and things) in real-time.” 

“The CORRELATION project will complement the BANYAN project, a €1.4M H2020 project led by Ranplan, with other beneficiary/partners of CNR, Italy, Orange Labs, France, and the University of Cambridge, UK. These projects are well-aligned with Ranplan’s strategy of adapting its world leading radio network planning and optimisation technologies to continuous 4G/5G network operation automation,” concluded Prof. Zhang.

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About Ranplan Wireless

Ranplan Wireless is an innovative wireless technology company that has developed the world’s only solution that can plan, design and optimise inbuilding and outdoor wireless networks in coordination (HetNet). Our solutions enable us to help an ecosystem of companies deploy the next generation of wireless networks for a range of applications in urban environments, supporting multiple technologies such as 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and IoT, providing end users with an unmatched quality of experience.

Ranplan Wireless is a subsidiary of Ranplan Group AB (Nasdaq First North: RPLAN) whose head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. The group operates out of offices in the UK, US and China.

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