PA Consulting Group identifies pitfalls and gives guidelines in deploying new radio networ...


Simon Tonks from PA Consulting Group (PA) - the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy - will examine the coexistence capability of evolving radio access networks in adjacent spectrum in a paper to be given at 14.

50 on Wednesday (12 October 2005) at Informa's Evolving Radio Access Networks Conference in Amsterdam.

With the advent of various new air interface standards for data, voice and broadcasting applications comes the combination of many systems that will use spectrum adjacent to each other. In each case there is potential for interference if suitable planning guidelines are not adopted.

This paper reports on a programme of work done by PA for a cellular operator to derive such planning guidelines. All the current 3G standards were evaluated for mutual interference, as well as incoming interference from sources such as RFID and digital TV. The impact of TDD to FDD interference in particular warranted detailed study, as it exhibited step-change characteristics.

Simon will draw on 20 years' experience of radio engineering at both product and network level, gained in the fields of cellular, broadcasting and PMR in delivering the paper, which will be of interest to those planning rollouts of new networks or new frequency assignments, and those involved in spectrum planning.

Simon Tonks is a Consultant in Wireless Technology at PA's Global Technology Centre, Cambridge, UK, which delivers wireless projects for suppliers, operators, users, regulators and investors covering GSM, UMTS, PMR, digital TV, satellite and fixed wireless access networks.

Informa's Evolving Radio Access Networks, Hilton Amsterdam, 12/13 October 2005.

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