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Due to the increasing demand for mobile radio services, 3G wireless network planning has been becoming one of the most important research f ields. 3G system, e.g. WCDMA, is based on Code Division Multiple Access , which is quite different from Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) as used in 2G system.In the 3G network planning, not only are coverage, capacity and quality of the signal interrelated, but multi-rate and mixed-business also utilize the common carrier at the same time. As a result, it makes the 3G network planning become more challenging. In this paper, we will only concentrate on the WCDMA network planning. Since the WCDMA systems have self-interference and the effects of cell-breathing, it makes the coverage, capacity and interference of the base stations (BSs) restrain each other , . That is, the area actually covered by a BS depends on the Quality of Service (QoS) and the traffic demand distribution. Therefore, the relationship between coverage, capacity and interference should be fully taken into account in the planning process.