Sub-carrier spacing is clearly higher in 3GPP case (typically 15kHz versus 1.116kHz in DVB case); then it leads to a greater resistance to Doppler for DVB system (3kHz for 3GPP system versus about 220Hz for DVB).
7.3.4Channel estimation limits
Nyquist limits in terms of Doppler and SFN can be defined with the following equations:
Comparison between DVB and 3GPP systems then gives following results:
For the DVB case, pilot patterns are optimized in terms of SFN and delay spread but lead to quite “low” resistance to Doppler; for 3GPP case pilot pattern is over dimensioned (at least in frequency) and then density could be decreased.
For this throughput comparison, the following configurations have been assumed (as many common parameters as possible even if scenarios are not realistic for network roll out):
In DVB case with PP1, 16 P2 symbols, a frame closing symbol, frame duration reaches 99.904ms (Ldata = 874). Assuming 16K codewords, 83 LDPC blocks can be mapped on the frame, leading to a throughput of 5.57Mbps. In a more realistic situation for DVB (8K, GI = 1/8, BW = 8MHz, PP2, frame size still ~100ms), throughput is slightly more than 5Mbps.
In 3GPP case, assuming an overhead of about 30%, throughput can be estimated to 4.8Mbps (5.49Mbps if only 20% overhead is considered).
Reachable throughputs are then comparable, even if the required signal to noise ratio is different due to far different time interleaver depths.
7.4E-MBMS embedded in DVB-T2 FEF
E-MBMS is not defined in usual DVB bandwidths 6, 7 and 8MHz. In order to cover these cases in an easy way, it is possible to start from 10MHz case, while modulating fewer carriers than in the original 10MHz case. The following figures can be derived:
Slots (Ext CP)
Transmission BW (MHz)
An LTE radio frame has duration of 10 ms. DVB-T2 Future Extension Frame, likely to embed DVB-NGH standard, can have duration up to 250 ms. So it is possible to include multiple E-MBMS frame in a DVB-T2 FEF.