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Performance of Multi-carrier Technology over VHF Channels for Rural Area Applications

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Authors: Carrillo Melgarejo Dick, Fraidenraich Gustavo, Quirino Luiz, Medeiros Alvaro, Nardelli Pedro
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Title of parent publication: 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshop (WCNCW)
ISBN: 978-1-7281-0923-7
eISBN: 978-1-7281-0922-0
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019112744480


This paper focuses on the application of multi-carrier technologies in rural area communications on very high frequency (VHF) channels. Our target is to analyze the performance of typical long-term evolution (LTE) technology on three specific rural scenarios: (i) high density of users in specific regions, (ii) high inter-cell interference regions, and (iii) high demand of similar services. These scenarios operate in very high frequency (VHF) channels to support rural connectivity.Numerical results are obtained via system-level simulations using the ns-3 simulator, whose settings were calibrated based on real LTE deployments on VHF.We specifically assess the performance of available frequency reuse techniques showing that typical solutions for cellular networks may lead to remarkable throughput differences in these extreme scenarios. The simulation results showed that hard frequency reuse – which has a poor performance in typical scenarios – outperforms all other studied options in the proposed study-case.

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