Jyrki T. J. Penttinen
This chapter presents Mobile TV network planning aspects by generalizing the DVB-H principles, based mainly on source . For more detailed studies, references – present various aspects of mobile TV technologies, standards, theoretical simulations, practical field measurements and performance analysis.
The dimensioning of the high level DVB-H radio network can be summarized by presenting three main variables, that is, the channel capacity, the coverage area and the quality of the service, which altogether have an effect on the total cost of the network as illustrated in Figure 22.1. The network with poor capacity, coverage and QoS (Quality of Service) has a minimum cost, but the revenue per customer would also be low due to the unsatisfactory service. On the other hand, the highly overlapping and high-capacity network with excellent outdoor and indoor coverage in a large area is technically desirable, but the cost for the building and operating of the network might be too high to recover the expenses as there is a practical limit for user fees.
The task is thus to design a network with sufficiently high quality, and with initial and operating costs ...