International Journal of Electronics and Computer Science Engineering
Sectoring is one of the widely accepted techniques to increase the capacity of a cellular system. It considerably increases the capacity of cellular CDMA. On the other hand multi-hopping is also seen to increase the capacity in cellular networks. Although both the techniques reduce interference, the increment in capacity due to sectoring is very large as compared to that of multi-hopping. Multi-hopping alone shows an increment of 10% in the capacity whereas a 3-sectored cell shows an increment of 200%. This paper explores the effect on CDMA capacity if sectoring is also applied on a multi-hopping scheme.