Apparatus and method for OFDM data communications

  • US 6,996,418 B2
  • Filed: 04/26/2001
  • Issued: 02/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) Base Transceiver Station (BTS) arranged to communicate with a plurality of mobile terminals within a coverage area including at least one target mobile terminal, the BTS comprising:

  • a processing apparatus that operates to receive and process service and data traffic information; and

    a transmission apparatus that operates to receive the processed service and data traffic information, to transmit the processed service information on a first set of carriers to the mobile terminals within the coverage area with at least one first transmission beam and to transmit the processed data traffic information on a second set of carriers to the target mobile terminal on at least one second transmission beam, the second transmission beam being a directional transmission beam.

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