Multiband Mobile Communication System for Wide Coverage and High Data Rate

Yoshitaka HARA  Kazuyoshi OSHIMA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.9   pp.2537-2547
Publication Date: 2006/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.9.2537
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
mobile communications,  wireless access,  multiband,  radio resource control,  blocking probability,  

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Summary: 
This paper studies a multiband mobile communication system to support both high data rate services and wide service coverage, using high and low frequency resources with different propagation characteristics. In the multiband system, multiple frequency bands are managed by a base station and one of the frequency bands is adaptively allocated to a terminal depending on his channel quality. By limiting the low frequency resources to a terminal not covered by the higher frequencies, the presented multiband system can accommodate many terminals providing wide coverage area, as if all radio resources have low frequency. From numerical results, the multiband system can provide wide service coverage area for much larger number of terminals than conventional systems. It is also found that an appropriate balance of multiple frequency resources is essential to achieve high capacity.