Urban Cellular Planning Optimisation of Multi-service Enhanced UMTS Based in Economic Issues

  • Orlando Cabral
  • Fernando J. Velez
  • Cátia Franco
  • Ricardo Rei
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3970)


Results for Enhanced UMTS (E-UMTS) cost/revenue optimisation are obtained, as a function of the coverage distance, R. E-UMTS traffic generation and activity models are described and characterised in an urban scenario based on population and service penetration values. By using a System Level Simulator results were obtained for blocking and handover failure probabilities. Models for the supported fraction of active users and for the supported throughput, as a function of active users, were obtained. When one amplifier is used, the maximum throughput per BS is around 600kb/s. However, it achieves values up to 2000kb/s when three amplifiers per BS are considered. Generally, the profit in percentage is a decreasing function with R. The use of three amplifiers per BS is strongly advised in order to get cheaper communications, with prices that vary from 0.016 to 0.07 €/min, for R=250 and 1075m, respectively.


Call Admission Control Cell Radius System Level Simulator Coverage Distance Urban Scenario 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Cabral
    • 1
  • Fernando J. Velez
    • 1
  • Cátia Franco
    • 1
  • Ricardo Rei
    • 1
  1. 1.IT-DEMUniversity of BeiraCovilhãPortugal

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