Base station antenna tilt for load balancing
2013 (English)In: 2013 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), New York: IEEE , 2013, 2039-2043 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The coverage shaping and interference reduction ability of base station antenna tilt are important tools in cellular network optimization. Through tilt changes, the coverage area of a serving cell may also be either reduced or expanded. Therefore, antenna tilt has the potential to be used for load balancing purposes. This paper gives an overview of base station antennas performance and antenna tilt. Simulations are performed in order to determine the impact of tilt changes when used for load balancing. The results show that while antenna tilt load balancing can improve the Grade of Service (GoS) in a congested cell, it will also influence the user bit rates and total cell throughput for both the congested cell and the neighbors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: IEEE , 2013. 2039-2043 p.
, Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, ISSN 2164-3342
Research subject SRA - ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-124707ISI: 000327126001218ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84881298282ISBN: 978-1-4673-2187-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-124707DiVA: diva2:638208
EuCAP 2013, the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 April 2013
ProjectsPerfomance Evaluation of Antenna based SON
QC 201401092013-07-292013-07-292014-01-09Bibliographically approved