Compromise in CDMA Network Planning
CDMA network planning, for example in 3G UMTS networks, is an important task whether for upgrading existing networks or planning new networks. It is a time consuming, computationally hard, task and generally requires the consideration of both downlink and uplink requirements. Simulation experiments presented here suggest that if time is a major consideration in the planning process then as a compromise only uplink needs to be considered. The past decade has seen the emergence of many computational approaches for cellular network site selection, configuration and dimensioning.