Capacity-Coverage Analysis of the TDD and FDD Mode in UMTS at 1920 MHz

Harald Haas, S. McLaughlin, G. J. R. Povey

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In the Universal Mobile Telephony System (UMTS) the frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) modes have adjacent carriers at 1920 MHz. This creates adjacent channel interference (ACI) between the two different air interfaces. Since different duplexing modes are used, the implications for each system are different, with respect to capacity and coverage: these implications are investigated. The separation distance of the TDD and FDD base station and the load in each system are varied and a symmetrical speech service in both systems is considered, with non-ideal power control assumed. It is found that for an FDD cell radius of 1000 m, a TDD cell radius of 50 m and 10% maximal tolerable outage, the effects of ACI on capacity can be compensated by dynamically increasing the required power at each BS, without affecting the coverage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51 - 57
Number of pages7
JournalIEE Proceedings - Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002


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