Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-6
Thalkari Sanket Shivkumar1*, P. Vetrivelan 2 , R. Ratheesh3 , S. Sarvanan4 and Glenford Mapp5
1,2,3School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Chennai – 600127, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected],[email protected] 4RF Planning, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Chennai - 600028, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 5Middlesex University, London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom; [email protected]
*Author for Correspondence
Thalkari Sanket Shivkumar
School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, Chennai – 600127, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Capacity planning of 3G network unlike 2G is cumbersome. The 3G capacity is multi-fold. It depends on Power Utilization, Code Utilization, Iub (interface between the Radio Network Controller (RNC) and the Node B) and Channel Element (CE). The location of Node B plays a crucial role in 3G Planning. The Radio Frequency planner needs to select the best optimal location for setting up the 3G site in order to a seamless coverage to the customers. In this paper, these topics are explored in a detail manner. For this planning the Node B layout for Airtel in the densely populated Santhome area of Chennai is discussed. The basis issue is the interdependence between coverage and capacity in 3G. In 3G systems, both capacity and quality should be monitored to ensure the best network performance. Planning of new base station has been first treated with an analytical study of the cell coverage range for a specific environment and service. The accomplished results have been checked using ASSET simulation tool and Geographical Information System (GIS) tool.
Keywords: ASSET, Capacity. Coverage Prediction, Pilot Pollution, 3G
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