LMDS, A Broadband Wireless Interactive Access System at 28 GHz

  • Gary LaBelle


A new broadband wireless interactive access system, Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) is soon to be deployed in the US. Auctions for the spectrum, issued by Basic Trading Areas (BTAs) are expected to start in late 1997 and be finished in early 1998. The following discussion will introduce LMDS as well as discuss a possible deployment model and consider system link margins that can be expected in a typical deployment. Some cost considerations will also be discussed.


Path Loss Infrastructure Investment QPSK Modulation Customer Premise Equipment Link Margin 
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    Hewlett-Packard Application Note, AN1296, “LMDS, the Wireless Interactive Broadband Access Service”, Publication Number 5965–9376EGoogle Scholar
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    Hewlett-Packard, “LMDS Product Overview”, Publication Number 5965–9377EGoogle Scholar
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    Doug Gray, “Optimal Cell Deployment for LMDS Systems”, Telestrategies Wireless Broadband Conference, July 15, 1996Google Scholar
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    Doug Gray, “Optimal Cell Deployment for LMDS Systems - Part II”, Telestrategies Wireless Broadband Conference, March 17, 1997Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary LaBelle
    • 1
  1. 1.Hewlett-PackardUSA

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