python simulator for integrated modelling of 5G (pysim5g)
pysim5g is an open-source techno-economic assessment framework for 5G deployment.
Based on the Monte-Carlo method, the aim is to enable both engineering and economic cost metrics to be assessed in a unified, systematic framework.
The tool includes statistical analysis of radio interference to assess the system-level performance of 4G and 5G frequency band coexistence (including millimeter wave), while simultaneously quantifying the costs of ultra-dense 5G networks.
One example application of this framework includes exploring the techno-economics of 5G infrastructure sharing strategies.
- E. J. Oughton, K. Katsaros, F. Entezami, D. Kaleshi, and J. Crowcroft, ‘An Open-Source Techno-Economic Assessment Framework for 5G Deployment’, IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 155930–155940, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2949460.
Setup and configuration
All code for pysim5g is written in
Python (Python>=3.5) and has a number of dependencies.
requirements.txt for a full list.
The recommended installation method is to use conda,
which handles packages and virtual environments,
along with the
conda-forge channel which has a host of pre-built libraries and packages.
Create a conda environment called
conda create --name pysim5g python=3.5
Activate it (run each time you switch projects)::
First, install required packages including
conda install fiona shapely numpy rtree pyproj pytest
For development purposes, run this command once per machine:
python setup.py develop
To install pysim5g permanently:
python setup.py install
The run the tests:
To generate results run:
To visualize the results, install
conda install matplotlib pandas seaborn
And then run:
Background and funding
The python simulator for integrated modelling of 5G (pysim5g) was funded by the UK Digital Catapult’s ESPRC-funded Researcher in Residence programme.
- Edward J. Oughton (University of Oxford) (Primary Investigator)
- Kostas Kotsaros (UK Digital Catapult)
- Fariborz Entezami (UK Digital Catapult)
- Dritan Kaleshi (UK Digital Catapult)
- Catarina Fernandes (UK Digital Catapult)
- Tom Russell (University of Oxford)
- Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge)