Compromise in CDMA Network Planning

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CDMA network planning, for example in 3G UMTS networks, is an important task whether for upgrading existing networks or planning new networks. It is a time consuming, computationally hard, task and generally requires the consideration of both downlink and uplink requirements. Simulation experiments presented here suggest that if time is a major consideration in the planning process then as a compromise only uplink needs to be considered.

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S. Hurley and L. Hodge, "Compromise in CDMA Network Planning," Communications and Network, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2010, pp. 152-161. doi: 10.4236/cn.2010.23023.

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