Multiband (or multi-carrier) CDMA is a promising approach to increasing the capacity of CDMA systems. The MBA algorithm was recently proposed for allocating new calls to bands based on measured path gains. MBA introduces asymmetry between bands. This paper calculates the average other-cell interference in MBA systems and shows that the system capacity can be increased by loading different bands unequally. It also investigates the interaction of band allocations in neighbouring cells.
Proceedings of 'Seamless interconnection for universal services', the 1999 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 99), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05-09 December 1999,
Vol. 5, pp. 2725-2729