A method according to claim 1, wherein said step for estimating a radio-electric cover is preceded by a step for the determining a model of propagation, taking account of radio-electric field values estimated by computation.28.

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Certain tools also take account of the traffic aspects.

However, in this case, this is done only statically: all that these tools process is the integration of distribution of traffic measured.

particularly the determining of the geographical location of the transmitters and of their technical characteristics so as to achieve optimum compliance with a certain number of constraints (such as geographical coverage, bit rate etc.).

The method of the invention can be applied to any type of cellular network.

The values of the parameters of this model are obtained by the standard method of statistical regression on the basis of field measurements.

It is then possible to determine the radio coverage of the network for this model.Hereinafter, and without thereby restricting the scope of the invention, it is essentially the case of radiotelephony that will be considered.Indeed, an efficient solution to the problem of the growing number of radiotelephone subscribers is the introduction of a cellular-architecture based system of radio communications with the mobile units. Description of the Prior Art In such systems, the territory to be covered is cut up into zones or sectors known as cells.This entails the assumption that the network is already operational, and permits only second-level modifications.If a base station is entrusted with managing a flow of traffic that is excessive for its configuration, then the engineering has to be modified locally.A especially promising field of application is that of radiotelephony with mobile units, whether these are analog systems such as the "Radiotom 2000 Haute Density" (registered mark) system or digital systems such as the European GSM (Group Special Mobile) system.