Analysis of coexistence and mutual interference between mobile and digital television systems

Alessandro Guidotti, Paolo Grazioso, Marina Barbiroli, Claudia Carciofi, Doriana Guiducci, Guido Riva


The ever increasing demand for multimedia wireless communication systems is a key feature of more advanced markets. The buzzwords of personal communications, meant to provide “access to anyone, anywhere, at anytime to the wanted service”, implies that radio spectrum demands are dramatically increasing in most developed markets. The last World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07) allocated on a co-primary basis the upper part of the UHF band to mobile services as from 2015 in Region 1, taking advantage of the Digital Dividend due to the higher spectrum efficiency of digital TV with respect to the analogue system. This will cause potentially harmful mutual interference between TV and mobile radio services, that needs to be carefully analysed. In this paper we present a study of the co-channel interference problem, proposing a methodology to take into account the mutual interference between a LTE mobile network and a DVB-T system and highlighting the different behaviour of the two radio links.


Co-channel interference, Digital Dividend, UHF band, DVB-T, LTE


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