Microwave Spectral efficiency Classes

For Microwave Links, the maximum transmission rate in a given bandwidth depends on system spectral efficiency, different equipment classes are here defined. They are based on typical modulation formats and limited by a “minimum Radio Interface Capacity density” (Mbit/s/MHz) shown in table 0. Radio Interface Capacity (RIC) is defined in EN 302 217-1

Radio Interface Capacity (RIC)

The minimum RIC density figures in table 0 are valid only for systems operating on the most common channel separation (CS) equal or higher than 1,75 MHz and taking into account that for channel separations “about” 14 MHz (i.e. from 13,75 MHz to 15,0 MHz), “about” 28 MHz (i.e. from 27,5 MHz to 30 MHz), “about” 56 MHz (i.e. from 55 MHz to 60 MHz) and “about” 112 MHz (i.e. 110 MHz or 112 MHz) the RIC density of actual systems is evaluated only over the “nominal” 14 MHz, 28 MHz, 56 MHz and 112 MHz channel width. Minimum RIC figures for some systems operating on 40 MHz channel separation, with RIC density lower than the minimum requirement in table 0, are defined only in annexes C and Ea. For the special cases of sub-STM-0 capacities (defined in ITU-T Recommendation G.708 [i.63] in annex D, alternative minimum RIC figures are not defined

Spectral Efficiency Class for Microwave Links

Microwave Spectral efficiency Classes

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