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On network deployment strategies for mobile broadband services taking into account amount of spectrum and fixed line penetration: Comparison of network deployment in Europe and India
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The overall objective of this paper is to highlight the need to consider a multitude of scenarios for the requirements, design and deployment of mobile broadband networks. The R&D and standardization have for many years been targeting high peak data rates enabled by improved spectral efficiency, adding more spectrum bands, aggregation of frequency bands and offloading to local wireless networks connected via public fixed phones or broadband. However, many of these features driving the technology development are representative for the conditions in US and Western Europe. The wireless networks also need to be designed assuming deployment in regions in the world where both the availability of spectrum as well as the penetration of fixed phones and broadband are limited.

In this paper we focus on Sweden and India where the conditions in terms of fixed line infrastructure and amount of allocated radio spectrum to operators are totally different.This means that for an expected rapid growth of mobile broadband services in India the coming years the mobile operators need to consider a wider range of network solutions compared to Sweden. As examples of these different conditions and it consequences we discuss three different network deployment strategies including the related spectrum allocation aspects: networks sharing, the use of TV white spaces and use of narrowband femtocells for off-loading of macrocell networks.More work is needed in these areas but the main finding of the analysis in the paper is that existing network deployment strategies need to be modified and adapted to conditions other than those in Europe.

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Keyword [en]
Mobile broadband networks, cost and capacity, spectrum, deployment strategies, network sharing, offloading, TV white spaces, telecommunications, management of technology and R&D, economic development of natural resources
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77441OAI: diva2:491629
The regional ITS India Conference 2012, New Delhi, February 22-24
The Mobile Broadband Project Phase 3: “More for less” (MBB++)
ICT - The Next GenerationWireless@kth

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Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2013-11-27Bibliographically approved

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