Date Added: May 2012
This paper investigates the effectiveness of OFDM and proven in other conventional (narrowband) commercial radio technologies (e.g. DS-CDMA in cell phones) (e.g. OFDM in IEEE 802.11a/g). The main aim was to assess the suitability of OFDM as a modulation technique for a fixed wireless phone system for rural areas. However, its suitability for more general wireless applications is also assessed. Most third generation mobile phone systems are proposing to use Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) as their modulation technique. For this reason, CDMA is also investigated so that the performance of CDMA could be compared with OFDM on the basis of various wireless parameters.