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Design of an NB-IoT Smart Metering solution: Coverage and capacity planning: Case of Yaoundé and Douala

by Deussom Djomadji Eric Michel, Magoudaya David, Feudjio Cyrille, Michael Ekonde Sone
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 184 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2022
Authors: Deussom Djomadji Eric Michel, Magoudaya David, Feudjio Cyrille, Michael Ekonde Sone
10.5120/ijca2022921972

Deussom Djomadji Eric Michel, Magoudaya David, Feudjio Cyrille, Michael Ekonde Sone . Design of an NB-IoT Smart Metering solution: Coverage and capacity planning: Case of Yaoundé and Douala. International Journal of Computer Applications. 184, 2 ( Mar 2022), 20-30. DOI=10.5120/ijca2022921972

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author = { Deussom Djomadji Eric Michel, Magoudaya David, Feudjio Cyrille, Michael Ekonde Sone },
title = { Design of an NB-IoT Smart Metering solution: Coverage and capacity planning: Case of Yaoundé and Douala },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Mar 2022 },
volume = { 184 },
number = { 2 },
month = { Mar },
year = { 2022 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 20-30 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume184/number2/32305-2022921972/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijca2022921972 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%P 20-30
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

Advances in technology over the years have enabled the Internet of Things to seize the untapped opportunities of information and communication technologies. NB-IoT, one of the LPWA technologies, is attracting a lot of attention of universities and telecommunications companies. This technology, standardized by 3GPP in June 2016, offers advantages such as faster and simpler deployment using the existing cellular network, a large coverage area, low cost and low power consumption. It has great potential to meet the enormous demand for machine type communication in the age of the Internet of Things. The smart meter is an application that potentially uses NB-IoT technology for water and energy management. In the water and energy sector, the reading of water and electricity consumption is done manually especially in country like Cameroon. The meter reader staff enters individuals' homes or businesses and reads the meters. Under these conditions, a rigorous and regular reading of meter indices proves to be restrictive, costly and even impossible; and there is a big possibility for spreading COVID 19 virus. This process poses a problem, of bills that do not correspond to actual consumption. This research document proposes an innovative solution to this societal problem, a smart meter based on NB-IoT. This study aims to analyze the planning of NB-IoT network in terms of coverage and capacity by relying on an LTE network in 1800MHz band. The results of the calculations show that the number of sites required is different both in terms of coverage and capacity, and the highest number of sites has been taken to meet the requirements. Thus, the number of sites required is 19 for the city of Douala and 17 for the city of Yaoundé. The initial results obtained in this work are acceptable and encouraging.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Narrowband IoT NB-IoT MTC LPWA Smart Meter.