Cellular network capacity planning using the combination algorithm for total optimisation

A Molina, AR Nix, G Athanasiadou

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The combination algorithm for total optimisation (CAT) is proposed to support smooth upgrading of third generation systems and to fulfil the requirements of current cellular networks. The CAT algorithm solves the problem of base-station location in different environments. Until now experiments were based on simple statistical propagation models such as Okumura-Hata. In this paper new results based on the use of a more complex ray-tracing approach combined with inhomogeneous capacity requirements are presented and discussed. Example results are given for various capacity and coverage targets.
Translated title of the contributionCellular network capacity planning using the combination algorithm for total optimisation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication51st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2512 - 2516
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780357183
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000
Event51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 1 May 2000 → …


Conference51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)
Period1/05/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank Nortel Networks, Harlow, U.K and Orange plc, Bristol, U.K for their financial support.

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  • cellular radio
  • radiowave propagation
  • ray tracing

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