Cellular Radio pp 244-266 | Cite as

Spectral Efficiency Considerations

  • R. C. V. Macario


At the end of the day, whatever cellular radio system is considered, the following two factors will have to be taken into account:
  1. (i)

    The number of subscribers that can be connected to the system in an acceptable way for the radio spectrum allocated within a state or country desiring a cellular telephone service

  1. (ii)

    the initial and ongoing cost of the network to provide the number of subscribers contemplated, with a service of telephone quality.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. V. Macario
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK

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