Experimental Validation of Lafortune-Lecours Propagation Model at 1900 MHz
With an ever increasing demand for cellular voice and data services, many of the cellular providers are finding deployment of the in-building infrastructure inevitable. The in-building deployments allow for further re-use of the allocated spectrum and hence, they provide one of the most effective ways for increasing the overall system capacity. This paper documents results of a measurement campaign. The goal of the campaign is to verify if the Lafortune-Lecoursin-building propagation model may be extended to 1900MHz band. The results of the campaign establish that the model may be used in the 1900MHz band. For the data collected in this campaign the predictions of the model are unbiased and with standard deviation of the prediction error on the order of 5.7dB.