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    Exploring Spatial Relationships and Identifying Influential Nodes in Cellular Networks

    Carolan, Emmett and McLoone, Seamus and Farrell, Ronan (2014) Exploring Spatial Relationships and Identifying Influential Nodes in Cellular Networks. In: ISSC 2014, July 26-27 2014, University of Limerick.

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    This work provides an up to date measurement-driven examination of the spatial characteristics of network resource usage. The data set used is from a large nationwide 3G cellular network comprised of several thousand base stations. Firstly, we discuss our data set and its potential application. Next, we examine the spatial correlation between base stations in terms of radio resource usage. We find significant spatial correlation, particularly for proximate base stations. We examine the causality structure in the network using Granger causality to identify key influential indicator base stations within sub-networks. These indicator base stations act as hubs in the wider network and provide additional information about the future states of their neighbors. The penultimate section examines the influential indicator base stations in more detail. Finally, we conclude with a brief discussion of the key points and how we aim to progress this work.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: CDR; spatial usage; resource usage; cellular networks; network dynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 5406
    Depositing User: Ronan Farrell
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2014 11:20
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Signals
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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