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Uplink Radio Performance: Critical to Ensuring In-building and Outdoor Communications

David Adams  (Director, PCTEL)

Location: N258

Date: Monday, March 27

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Quick Pass Monday

Track: In-building Wireless, System Resiliency

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

The uplink signal (from devices to the network) is commonly referred to as the most critical part of a radio network, including broadband networks (LTE, etc.) and public safety or private narrowband networks (P25, etc.). However, uplink testing is currently relatively uncommon. Additionally, interference is a frequent problem interrupting the uplink signals. New methods for measuring and monitoring the uplink are crucial to the ultimate goal of optimizing radio performance.

In this session you will learn about:

• Typical impairments to uplink performance on public safety or private networks
• Benefits and challenges of in-building enhancement systems such as signal boosters/BDAs
• FCC and local regulations associated with these systems
• New methods for efficiently and accurately measuring uplink performance
• Techniques for mitigating impairments to uplink performance