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Verifying 3G license requirements when every dB is worth a billion
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Communication Theory.
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2006 (English)In: Eur Space Agency Spec Publ ESA SP, 2006Conference 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 ∼1bilion 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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, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP, ISSN 0379-6566 ; 626 SP
Keyword [en]
Bandwidth, Communication channels (information theory), Electronic equipment testing, Mobile telecommunication systems, Systematic errors, Telecommunication services, 3G licences, 3G systems, Drive test, Frequency allocation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155990ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847415366ISBN: 9290929375ISBN: 9789290929376OAI: diva2:765832
European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: EuCAP 2006, 6-10 November 2006, Nice, France

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Available from: 2014-11-25 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2014-11-25Bibliographically approved

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