US Patent No. 10,117,215

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HOTSPOT DETECTION BASED ON ERRONEOUS USER LOCATION DATA


Patent No. 10,117,215
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Method And Device For Hotspot Detection Based On Erroneous User Location Data
Inventorship Juergen Beyer, Netphen (DE)
Marc Christian Hipke, Bonn (DE)
Ole Klein, Bonn (DE)
Assignee DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bonn (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,215

1. A method for detecting a center point of a hotspot, the method comprising:obtaining, by a device, from a user localization system, user localization data corresponding to a plurality of user devices, wherein the localization data corresponding to the plurality of user devices includes a user density map;
determining, by the device, a plurality of candidate points corresponding to the hotspot, the hotspot representing a concentrated conglomeration of users of a mobile communication network, wherein determining each candidate point comprises:
determining a ratio of a first local user density to a second local user density corresponding to a respective candidate point, wherein the first local user density corresponds to a first distance zone of the user density map and the second local user density corresponds to a second distance zone of the user density map; and
determining that the ratio exceeds a threshold;
determining, by the device, the center point of the hotspot based on the plurality of candidate points;
outputting, by the device, the determined center point of the hotspot; and
installing a small cell at the center point of the hotspot, wherein the small cell is configured to serve the concentrated conglomeration of users to communicate via the mobile communication network.