International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security
Capacity dimensioning is performed before launching a cellular network, which includes coverage estimation and forecast of throughput. Cellular companies are only providing 2G services, while 3G services are still in process of being launched. Although a lot of research has been done on 3G services in developed countries but there is very little knowledge regarding practical aspects of planning and optimization of 3G networks. This paper includes a thorough analysis of factors that affect capacity of 3G networks, including radio propagation models.