Multi-carrier communications with group-based subcarrier allocation

  • US 20030169681A1
  • Filed: 04/17/2001
  • Published: 09/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for subcarrier selection for a system employing orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) comprising:

  • partitioning subcarriers into a plurality of groups of at least one cluster of subcarriers; and

    receiving an indication of a selection by the subscriber of one or more groups in the plurality of groups; and

    allocating at least one cluster in the one or more groups of clusters selected by the subcarrier for use in communication with the subscriber.

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