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Cellular network capacity planning using the combination algorithm for total optimisation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication51st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Tokyo, Japan
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2512 - 2516
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780357183
StatePublished - Sep 2000
Event51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring) - Tokyo, Japan


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


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.

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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. Terms of use: Copyright © 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2000. 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.

    Research areas

  • cellular radio, radiowave propagation, ray tracing


51st Vehicular Technology Conference 2000 (VTC 2000-Spring)

Duration1 May 2000 → …

Event: Conference

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