Chapter 6. Coverage and Capacity Enhancement Methods

  1. Jaana Laiho1,
  2. Achim Wacker1 and
  3. Tomás̆ Novosad2
  1. Chris Johnson,
  2. Achim Wacker,
  3. Juha Ylitalo and
  4. Jyri Hämäläinen

Published Online: 20 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470031407.ch6

Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, Second Edition

Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, Second Edition

How to Cite

Johnson, C., Wacker, A., Ylitalo, J. and Hämäläinen, J. (2005) Coverage and Capacity Enhancement Methods, in Radio Network Planning and Optimisation for UMTS, Second Edition (eds J. Laiho, A. Wacker and T. Novosad), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470031407.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Nokia Networks, Nokia Group, Finland

  2. 2

    Nokia Networks, Nokia Group, USA

Author Information

  1. Nokia Networks, Nokia Group, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015759

Online ISBN: 9780470031407

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Keywords:

  • service coverage and system capacity;
  • Mast Head Amplifiers (MHAs);
  • High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA);
  • uplink cell load and BS transmit power;
  • coverage and capacity enhancement methods;
  • additional carriers and scrambling codes;
  • remote RF head amplifiers;
  • higher order receive diversity;
  • Rollout Optimised Configuration (ROC);
  • repeater and repeater coverage area

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Techniques for Improving Coverage

  • Techniques for Improving Capacity

  • Uplink Cell Load and Base Station Transmit Power

  • Additional Carriers and Scrambling Codes

  • Mast Head Amplifiers and Active Antennas

  • Remote RF Head Amplifiers

  • Higher Order Receive Diversity

  • Transmit Diversity

  • Multiple Input Multiple Output in UTRA FDD

  • Beamforming

  • Rollout Optimised Configuration

  • Sectorisation

  • Repeaters

  • Micro-cell Deployment

  • Capacity Upgrade Process

  • Summary of Coverage and Capacity Enhancement Methods

  • References