EVALUATION OF SUITABLE PROPAGATION MODEL FOR 4G LTE COMMUNICATION IN NIGERIA
This paper concerns about the radio propagation models used for the 4th Generation (4G) of cellular networks known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The radio wave propagation model or path loss model plays a very significant role in planning of any wireless communication systems. In this paper, a comparison is made between different proposed radio propagation models that would be used for LTE, like Egli model, Ecc-33 path loss model, Log- Normal Shadowing model, Lee model, Stanford University Interim (SUI) model, Cost 231 Hata Model and Experimental Measured path loss. The comparison is made using different terrains such as urban (Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria) and suburban (Kurudu, F.c.t. Nigeria). Egli model shows the lowest path loss in all the terrains while illustrates highest path loss in the urban area and model has highest path loss for the suburban environments.