The Impact of Real Traffic from Twitter for 5G Network Deployment

Alfin Hikmaturokhman, Kalamullah Ramli, Muhammad Suryanegara, Raden Deiny Mardian, Amir Musa Baharsyah, Muntaqo Alfin Amanaf, Muhammad Abdi, Yuyun Dwi Wijayanti


The utilization of technology, particularly cellular networks, is continuously expanding. This is evident through the increasing number of mobile network operators (MNOs) users, especially in the current era where most things are accomplished online. Consequently, mobile network operators must furnish a comprehensive array of cellular network access services, not just for smartphones but also for other smart devices, to guarantee maximum coverage. With the growing interest in 5G deployment based on low band and millimeter wave communication (mmWave) for outdoor use scenarios, such as tourist destinations, site design experts are looking for sophisticated real-time traffic data from social media like Twitter to simulate and calculate outdoor radio coverage using 3GPP 38.901 prediction models. This study used the frequencies of 700 MHz and 26 GHz, utilizing Inter-band Carrier Aggregation (CA) to increase data rates while maintaining a wide range and optimizing the number of gNodeBs. This research is intended to monitor the Borobudur Temple area, Indonesia, which serves as a tourist destination and one of the world's wonders, thus making it a densely populated area and, inevitably requiring good network connectivity. The parameters used are Synchronization Signal Reference Signal Received Power (SS-RSRP), Synchronization Signal Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SS-SINR) and data rate. The simulation revealed that CA SS-RSRP with traffic map increased by 38.88%, SS-SINR increased by 45.05%, and the peak data rate increased from 5884.12 Mbps to 6199.88 Mbps.


5G NR planning; inter-band carrier aggregation; 700 MHz; 26 GHz; Twitter social media

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