Dynamic W-CDMA network planning using mobile location

S Sharma, AR Nix

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Location assisted dynamic network planning enables an operator to obtain geographic specific performance estimates and automatically redistribute radio resources. Statistical data is gathered in a database and refreshed periodically to create a dynamic distributed planning tool. Since mobile terminals now measure the actual path loss to each location, the uncertainties associated with propagation modelling and geographic databases are removed. Dynamic coverage maps enable base stations to increase (or decrease) their coverage and capacity in areas regularly (or not regularly) visited by subscribers. The base stations also make provision for the additional resources required by high data rate users, possibly through the process of intelligent handover. The concept can be viewed as a fusion of location techniques and network planning. The network subsequently has a powerful self-learning capability and adapts over time to slow variations in the propagation environment or traffic loading conditions. The performance of a number of location techniques is studied and the required location accuracy for dynamic W-CDMA planning determined
Translated title of the contributionDynamic W-CDMA network planning using mobile location
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1182 - 1186
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780374673
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
Event56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 1 Sept 2002 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)10903038


Conference56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
Period1/09/02 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank BT Exact for financial and technical assistance under the BT Virtual University Research Initiative (BT-VURI)

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