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Soft handover analysis in downlink UMTS WCDMA system

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3 Author(s)
Mihailescu, C. ; Dept. of Networks & Comput. Sci., Ecole Nat. Superieure des Telecommun., Paris, France ; Lagrange, X. ; Godlewski, P.

This work analyzes the performance of downlink WCDMA with soft handover. A comparison in terms of signal-to-interference ratio between soft handover with handover margin as parameter and hard handover is carried out. For users near the cell border a macrodiversity gain is obtained. This gain depends on the channel multipath characteristics and user density

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Mobile Multimedia Communications, 1999. (MoMuC '99) 1999 IEEE International Workshop on

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