Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Multiple Access Technique for Cellular Wireless Networks

  • Qi-Yue YuEmail author
  • Hong-Chi Lin
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_69-1



Multiple access is the technique that multiple signals simultaneously access the same terminal, i.e., a base station, or one terminal simultaneously transmit multiple signals to different user terminals. Different resources, i.e., time, frequency, code, etc., can be assigned to different signals to avoid or reduce the multiple access interferences (MAC).

History Background

During the last decades, multiple access technique has been widely used in mobile communications and provided increasable capability and various services, i.e., from traditional voice to multimedia communications, as shown in Fig. 1. It plays a fundamental and important role in cellular networks.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronics and Information EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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