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Dynamic W-CDMA network planning using mobile location

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1182 - 1186
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780374673
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Event56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall) - Vancouver, Canada

Publication series

ISSN (Print)10903038


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


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

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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) Terms of use: Copyright © 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 56th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2002. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it Contributor (Other): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • W-CDMA


56th Vehicular Technology Conference 2002 (VTC 2002-Fall)

Duration1 Sep 2002 → …

Event: Conference

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