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A new network architecture for wireless communications

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1 Author(s)
Chin-Tau Lea ; Dept. of EEE, Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Hong Kong

Current cellular systems are based on the concept of a cell. Although the cell allows channel reuse, it has also become a metaphor for channel confinement and leads to the thorny problem of handoff and call dropping. The problem will get much worse as cellular services move toward high-speed and multirate. This paper presents a new wireless network architecture: called MAWCC for its main characteristic-Macrodiversity Without Channel Confinement. In MAWCC, mobility equals capacity. The convertibility between the two (capacity and mobility) makes MAWCC a total departure from a conventional wireless network. It offers more options for tackling the issues of mobility, handoff, and call dropping

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Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 1996. PIMRC'96., Seventh IEEE International Symposium on  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

15-18 Oct 1996