Mobility

The Case for Digital Simulcast in Microcellular Networks

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Executive Summary

The term simulcast is used in a variety of industries, most commonly the broadcast industry, to define the action of simultaneously broadcasting events or programs over multiple media. For a wireless service provider, the term simulcast is used to refer to broadcasting the same sector to multiple antenna points at the same time. Typically, a BTS Sector is a single coverage area defined by spectrum frequency, number of channels (capacity) and coverage area. With simulcast, capacity can be delivered to multiple antenna points rather than just a single antenna point.

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