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LTE-Advanced Radio and Network Optimization: Basic Coverage and Interference Constraints

Velez, F. J. ; Sousa, S. ; Flores, J. ; Robalo, D.R. ; Mihovska, A. ; Prasad, R.

LTE-Advanced Radio and Network Optimization: Basic Coverage and Interference Constraints, Proc IEEE Wireless Personal and Mobile Communications - WPMC, Hyderabad, India, Vol. -, pp. - - -, December, 2015.

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In cellular optimization, the UL and DL the values from carrier-to-noise-plus-interference ratio (CNIR) from/at the mobile station are very important parameters. From a detailed analysis of its variation with the coverage and reuse distances for different values of the Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) and given ITU-R propagation models, an evaluation of the possible range for the reuse factor, rcc, of LTE-A is performed for the DL. By considering CQI and reference CNIR requirements recommended by 3GPP, DL peak bit rates along with the Transport Block Size assumed for single stream and bandwidths of 10 and 20 MHz, PHY and supported throughputs are analysed. HetNets with Carrier Aggregation (CA) are considered, where macro cells operating at 800 MHz provide coverage and small cells (SCs) operating at 2.6 GHz provide throughput enhancement at hotspots. A clear decrease of the supported throughput for the highest coverage distances in NLoS propagation conditions is shown. Besides, owing to existence of a breakpoint distance, dBP, in the two slope model for LoS propagation, with SCs, a maximum occurs for system capacity for coverage distances, R, in the range between dBP/rcc and dBP.