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Indoor Radio Planning: A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS, HSPA and LTE, Second Edition by Morten Tolstrup

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2.4 Introduction to HSPA

It is not within the scope of this book to describe all the details about HSPA. Only the issues that important for maximizing the HSPA performance inside buildings will be covered. Please refer to Reference [5] for more details about HSPA.

2.4.1 Introduction

Seamless mobility for voice and data service is of paramount importance for the modern enterprise. In particular, service for mobile telephones and data terminals is important, as most professionals leans towards ‘one person, one number’, also referred to as the mobile office. The service offering and quality should be seamless, no matter whether you are at home, on the road or in the office.

Offices with a heavy concentration of high-profile voice and data users, in particular, pose specific challenges for high-performance in-building data performance using HSPA. HSPA/Super-3G is an alternative to Wi-Fi service. Mobile 3G networks are deploying HSPA on their outdoor networks, and full mobility is now an option for high-speed data. Providing sufficient in-Building coverage on HSPA poses a major challenge for the mobile network operators due to the degradation of the radio service when covering indoor users from the outdoor network. The data users with the highest demand-to-data service rate and speed are typically located indoors, so a special focus on how to solve the challenge is important.

2.4.2 Wi-Fi

Why will the users prefer to use 3G/HSPA rather than Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi is accessible in many places, ...

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