The effect of adjacent cell interference in cellular mobile system using FH-MFSK transmission is evaluated quantitatively. The performance of base to mobile communication in the system is analyzed, assuming perfect synchronization between users in all the cells. Analysis of the system employing no power control shows that the number of simultaneous users possible at average bit error probability Pb of less than 1 × 10-3 is reduced greatly from the corresponding figure for the isolated cell (which is about 170). It is then shown that a simple power control strategy could reduce the adjacent cell interference significantly. A reasonable knowledge of the distribution of users within a cell allows the optimization of the receiver threshold with respect to distance from the base. With this optimization, each cell could accomodate ≳ 115 users at Pb < 10-3, the exact figure being dependent on the user distribution. The power control also helps to reduce the average power transmitted from a base.
Viswanathan, R. and Gupta, Someshwar C. "Adjacent Cell Interference in FH-MFSK Cellular Mobile Radio System." (May 1983).