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Scalable UMTS
Optimal solution for refarming fragmented
GSM spectrum
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Scalable-UMTS: accelerating GSM refarming
S-UMTS
UMTS/HSPA+
in " and #
bandwidths
Maximizes the
utilization of existing
UMTS/HSPA+ spectrum
Maintains
coverage and
spectral e$iciency
Broad industry
support for
standardization
Enables refarming
of fragmented
GSM spectrum
Squeezes-out additional
" or # carrier from
existing contiguous
15 or 10 MHz allocations
Same link-budget
as UMTS/HSPA+;
Voice and data capacity
scales with bandwidth
Candidate feature
in 3GPP Rel. 12
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GSM refarming challenge - non 5MHz fragments
Representative examples of 900 MHz Spectrum

India (Delhi)
Czech Republic
Brazil
1.8 3.6 1.4 3 4.4 2.8 2.4 1.2 2 MHz
China
MHz
4.1 4.1 4.1 2 2 2 2 2
MHz
(Spectrum is allocated based on geography)
Operator 1
Operator 2
Operator 3
19 6
1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
MHz
11 10
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S-UMTS: UMTS/HSPA+ in <5MHz bandwidth (" & # carriers)
Reduces bandwidth
by changing chip rate
Overhead scales
with the bandwidth
Simple system design
leveraging existing
network assets
Applicable to
all 3GPP bands
Supports both voice/SMS
and HSPA/+ data
Full UMTS
carrier
" UMTS
carrier
#
UMTS
carrier
2.1 MHz
5 MHz
Nominal UMTS spectrum
allocation per carrier
4.2 MHz
Typical deployed
bandwidth
1.05 MHz
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Maintains coverage, spectral e$iciency & voice quality
Same coverage
Same link
budget*
S-UMTS
Full UMTS
* When using same spectrum
Same spectral e$iciency
& voice quality
Same Coverage*
Capacity scales with bandwidth
Same signaling overhead percentage
Less UE implementation complexity
Uses same voice codecs
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S-UMTS enables refarming of all GSM spectrum
"
UMTS
#
UMTS
Full UMTS Carrier
(900 or 2100 MHz)
"
UMTS
#
UMTS
S-UMTS
GSM
Full UMTS
Carrier
5 MHz
5 MHz
Through HSPA+
multicarrier
Stand-alone
WCDMA/HSPA+
Eventually, migrate fully
to UMTS/HSPA+
Rapidly launch UMTS/HSPA+,
without waiting for full clearing
(while continuing to support GSM tra$ic)
Allows use of
<5 MHZ fragments
Aggregates
fragments
Enables phased
refarming
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Maximizes the utilization of existing UMTS/HSPA+ spectrum
10 MHz
4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz
10 MHz
4.2 MHz
#
UMTS
1.05 MHz
Additional # Carrier
Additional " Carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
15 MHz
4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz
Full UMTS
Carrier
Full UMTS
Carrier
Full UMTS
Carrier
"
UMTS
15 MHz
2.1 MHz 4.2 MHz
10
MHz
Today With S-UMTS
15
MHz
Full UMTS
carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
Full UMTS
carrier
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Launch 3G even with only small
amount of spectrum
Additional use cases
Many more
GSM GSM
Full UMTS
Carrier
S-UMTS
Femto only Macro Network
Full UMTS
Carrier
S-UMTS
Traditional
services M2M Only
Especially useful for emerging markets
and areas where operators dont have
enough spectrum
Allows o$ering di$erentiated QoS/features
suitable to M2M services
Provides su$icient capacity, and data rates
Dedicated carrier for
M2M services
Dedicated carrier for
FEMTO deployments
S-UMTS
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Supported by
S-UMTS standardization industry support
Live over-the-air demo
Qualcomm and Huawei joint e$ort
Barcelona
25 28 February 2013
Candidate feature in Rel. 12
China Unicom Huawei HiSilicon
Telefonica Ericsson ST Ericsson
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