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Performance Analysis of 5G Stand Alone Inter-band Carrier Aggregation

Alfin Hikmaturokhman, Levina Anora, Solichah Larasati, Ari Sukarno, Rizky Syafrullah, and Khoirun Ni’amah
Telecommunication Engineering Institut Teknologi Telkom Purwokerto, Purwokerto 53147, Indonesia

Abstract—Today, high data rate is the prior requirement to support services and applications. It is definitely a challenge for the 5G New Radio (NR) in providing high data rates, in order to support use cases, especially enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB). The objective of this research is to design a 5G network which has greater data rates employing carrier aggregation techniques. Carrier Aggregation (CA) is a way which is able to improve data rates by aggregate component carriers, hence, it can make a wider bandwidth. There are three modes of CA scenario that can be used: intra-band contiguous CA, intra-band non-contiguous CA, and inter-band noncontiguous CA. In this research, the 5G network planning with carrier aggregation on inter-band employing bandwidth 40 MHz at frequency 2300 MHz and bandwidth 100 MHz at frequency 3500 MHz was simulated in Mentum Planet software. The simulation implemented at Marunda Center Industrial Area in Bekasi used downlink outdoor-to-indoor (O2I) with Line of Sight (LOS) scenario. The parameters analyzed in this research employed three main parameters: SS-RSRP, SS-SINR and data rate, which resulted CA SS-RSRP increased by 0.14%, SSSINR increased by 4.48%, and peak data rate increased up to 1412.26 Mbps from 312.872 Mbps.
Index Terms—5G NR Planning, Carrier Aggregation, Interband, Data Rate, Mentum Planet

Cite: Alfin Hikmaturokhman, Levina Anora, Solichah Larasati, Ari Sukarno, Rizky Syafrullah, and Khoirun Ni’amah, "Performance Analysis of 5G Stand Alone Inter-band Carrier Aggregation," Journal of Communications vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 492-499, November 2021. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.16.11.492-499
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