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A model to estimate the costs of a partial clearance of spectrum in the 900MHz
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

Information
Abstract
The roll-out of UMTS/HSPA networks in 900MHz band offers the possibility to bring 3G and mobile broadband services to new areas with less base station sites and to improve the indoor coverage in the existing UMTS coverage areas. However, a necessary first step in order to take advantage of the mentioned benefits of UMTS/HSPA900 networks is a partial clearance of spectrum in the 900 MHz band currently used for GSM. This paper presents a methodology to estimate the costs associated with this partial clearance for three different approaches to deal with the traffic displaced as a consequence of the reduction of available spectrum and therefore, of the traffic carrying capacity of the GSM network. Finally, the model has been applied to the GSM networks of two mobile operators presented in the Spanish market. From the results obtained, the approach 3 based on expanding the use of GSM1800 transceivers on existing GSM sites seems to be the most cost-efficient in almost all the cases analyzed.
International
Si
Congress
21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC-2010)
960
Place
Estambul, Turquía
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-4244-8017-3
10.1109/PIMRC.2010.5671704
Start Date
26/09/2010
End Date
30/09/2010
From page
2320
To page
2325
21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC-2010)
Participants
  • Autor: Antolin Moral Caballero UPM
  • Participante: Catalina Ovando CONACYT
  • Autor: Arturo Vergara Pardillo UPM
  • Autor: Jorge Emiliano Perez Martinez UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología de la Información y las Comunicaciones (GTIC)
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones