Performance enhancement in cellular networks with dynamic cell sizing

AG Spilling, AR Nix

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This paper investigates the potential capacity improvements made possible through the use of dynamic cell sizing in a cellular network. The purpose of dynamic cell sizing is to reduce cell radii and thus enable in-cell users to increase their transmit powers. The use of higher transmit powers suppresses intercell interference and leads to an overall increase in capacity. This paper discusses the degree of capacity enhancement that can be achieved in this manner. The analysis indicates that the capacity of a single cell can be increased by as much as 38%. However, under uniform traffic conditions, this results in a ratio of supported-to-offered traffic of just 0.2, which is clearly unsatisfactory. Dynamic cell sizing performs significantly better in hot-spot conditions, where the in-cell traffic follows a normal distribution with the highest density in close proximity to the base station. The ratio of supported-to-offered traffic under these conditions was found to rise to 0.6 to 1.0 depending on the traffic standard deviation and the location of the hot spot.
Translated title of the contributionPerformance Enhancement in Cellular Networks with Dynamic Cell Sizing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, London
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1589 - 1593
ISBN (Print)0780364655
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000
Event11th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2000) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 2000 → …


Conference11th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2000)
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/09/00 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: This work was undertaken as a part of the BT Virtual University Research Initiative (VURI) on mobility

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  • interference suppression
  • cellular radio
  • code division multiple access


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