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Forward or backward handover for W-CDMA?

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2 Author(s)
Aghvami, A.H. ; King''s Coll., London, UK ; Smyth, P.

In this paper, an overview of handover strategies, is first given. The main reasons why a forward handover strategy is not suited for W-CDMA are then described. Also, the implications of implementing the proposed backward soft-handover strategy for the UTRA W-CDMA with respect to handover failure due to the “street corner effect” in a Manhattan environment are discussed. Finally, three solutions to reduce this effect are given

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3G Mobile Communication Technologies, 2000. First International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 471)

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2000