Patent Number: 6,311,074

Title: Base station and method for covering a cell of a cellular mobile radiotelephone system

Abstract: A base station is provided that contains at least one combination means to which at least two base station branches are connected for covering a cell. The transmission quality for a communication connection is monitored for each base station branch and base station branches are correspondingly activated or, respectively, deactivated for this communication connection in both transmission directions. The invention also can be realized in base stations that include sector antennas for covering a cell. The invention is particularly suited for utilization in cellular mobile radiotelephone systems; for example, the GSM mobile radiotelephone system.

Inventors: Luders; Christian (Haar, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: H04B 7/04 (20060101); H04B 7/06 (20060101); H04Q 7/36 (20060101); H04Q 7/30 (20060101); H04B 001/38 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018