signal-to-interference ratio

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signal-to-interference ratio

[′sig·nəl tü ‚in·tər′fir·əns ‚rā·shō]
(electronics)
The relative magnitude of signal waves and waves which interfere with signal-wave reception.
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Delivers greater than 21 dBi of receive gain and greater than 18 dBi of transmit gain -- Provides 50% greater coverage for a greenfield installation -- Supports multiple (up to 24) independently steerable narrow beams with selectable beamwidths -- Increases Carrier-to-Interference Ratio by 10 dB -- Improves frequency reuse from 9 to 4 and doubles the capacity -- Lowers cost and risk of integration with existing base stations
In field trails conducted recently with 360 degree Communications Company, SpotLight significantly improved audio clarity, average carrier-to-interference ratio, and several other measure of service quality.
Results of the trial, which were conducted at sites selected for their high call volume and complex interference environment, show an average improvement in carrier-to-interference ratio of 6 dB to 10 dB over a three-sector system (10 dB equals a 10-fold improvement).

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