Abstract: This research work seeks to analyze the radio propagation characteristics of a GSM operative network
using Makurdi as a case study. The analysis of radio propagation by a GSM operative entails the characteristics/ behavior
of the radio wave between the transmitter and the receiver. An understanding of the radio wave propagation
characteristics of an environment is a necessary condition for effective radio network planning which translate to the
determination of the coverage strength of the network (the transmitted power, the antenna gain, antenna height and
general location), the radio-coverage prediction is still a topic of great interest, both in the scientific community and
amongst technology users. This interest produced a great number of electromagnetic propagation models, from which
several computing algorithms have been developed, each one fits to a different application environment. The Stanford
university interim (SUI) model was used to predict and analyze the path loss of a service provider at six different locations
in the town using the data collected, the path loss was greatest at the Nyiman Layout Base station (176.34dB) and least at
the Conoil North Bank base station (157.10dB) at 10.87km (base station to mobile station distance). The received signal
strength was computed for the six base stations and the Nyiman Layout base station had the least (-88.67dBm) while the
Conoil North Bank base station had the greatest (-69.43dBm). All the received signal strengths were above the threshold
level (-92dBm) which implied that the estimated coverage within the path length of 10.87km is satisfactory.
Brice, S (2019). Analysis Of Radio Propagation Characteristics For An Operative GSM Network. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 17, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-radio
Soceur, Brice. "Analysis Of Radio Propagation Characteristics For An Operative GSM Network" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 27 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-radio . Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.
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Soceur, Brice. "Analysis Of Radio Propagation Characteristics For An Operative GSM Network" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed February 17, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-radio