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Verifying 3G licence requirements when every dB is worth a billion
University of Gävle.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Signal Processing.
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2006 (English)In: First European Conference on Antennas & Propagation: EuCAP 2006 / [ed] H. Lacoste & L. Ouwehand, 2006, 1-4 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the year 2000, the Swedish Telecom regulator: “Post&Telestyrelsen”, PTS, granted in a “beauty contest” four licenses for operations of 3G systems. To verify the coverage and the license requirements, PTS, has developed a test procedure where the field strength of the primary Common Pilot Channel, CPICH, is measured in a drive test. Designing such a test constitutes a number of challenges mainly due to the fact that in 3G the accuracy in the measurement needs to be extremely high since even a small systematic error of ~1dB could in Sweden have the consequence that each operator would have to build an extra +1000 sites at a staggering cost of ~1billion SEK!

The present paper gives an overview of the considerations behind the design of the test method used for verification of the 3G licence requirements in Sweden.

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2006. 1-4 p.
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-67381DOI: 10.1109/EUCAP.2006.4584783ISBN: 978-92-9092-937-6OAI: diva2:501488
EuCAP 2006, 6-10 November 2006, Nice, France

QC 20120224

Available from: 2007-03-24 Created: 2012-01-27 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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