Spetral Efficiency – Comparison table

 

Spectral efficiency of common communication systems.
Service Standard Launched
year
Max. net bitrate R
per carrier
per one spatial stream
(Mbit/s)
BandwidthB
per carrier
(MHz)
Max. link spectral efficiency R/B
((bit/s)/Hz)
Typicalreuse factor 1/K System spectral efficiency (R/B)/K
((bit/s)/Hz per site)
SISO MIMO
1G cellular NMT 450 modem 1981 0.0012 0.025 0.45 N/A 17 0.064
1G cellular AMPS modem 1983 0.0003[2] 0.030 0.001 N/A 17[3] 0.0015
2G cellular GSM 1991 0.013 × 8 timeslots = 0.104 0.2 0.52 N/A 19 (13[4] in 1999) 0.17[4] (in 1999)
2G cellular D-AMPS 1991 0.013 × 3 timeslots = 0.039 0.030 1.3 N/A 19 (13[4] in 1999) 0.45[4] (in 1999)
2.75G cellular CDMA2000 1× voice 2000 0.0096 per phone call × 22 calls 1.2288 0.0078 per call N/A 1 0.172 (fully loaded)
2.75G cellular GSM + EDGE 2003 0.384 (typ. 0.20) 0.2 1.92 (typ. 1.00) N/A 13 0.33[4]
2.75G cellular IS-136HS + EDGE 0.384 (typ. 0.27) 0.200 1.92 (typ. 1.35) N/A 13 0.45[4]
3G cellular WCDMA FDD 2001 0.384 5 0.077 N/A 1 0.51
3G cellular CDMA2000 1x PD 2002 0.153 1.2288 0.125 N/A 1 0.1720 (fully loaded)
3G cellular CDMA2000 1×EV-DO Rev.A 2002 3.072 1.2288 2.5 N/A 1 1.3
Fixed WiMAX IEEE 802.16d 2004 96 20 4.8 14 1.2
3.5G cellular HSDPA 2007 21.1 5 4.22 1 4.22
4G MBWA iBurst HC-SDMA 2005 3.9 0.625 7.23 [5] 1 7.23
4G cellular LTE 2009 81.6 20 4.08 16.32 (4×4)[6] 1 16.32
4G cellular LTE-Advanced 2013[7] 75 20 3.75 30.00 (8×8)[6] 1 30
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/g 2003 54 20 2.7 13 0.900
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 2007 72.2 (short GI) 20 3.61 13 1.2
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac Draft 3.0 2012 433.3 (short GI) 80 5.42
WiGig IEEE 802.11ad 2013 6756 2160 3 13 1
TETRA ETSI 1998 4 timeslots = 0.036 0.025 1.44 N/A
Digital radio DAB 1995 0.576 to 1.152 1.712 0.34 to 0.67 N/A 15 0.08 to 0.17
Digital radio DAB with SFN 1995 0.576 to 1.152 1.712 0.34 to 0.67 N/A 1 0.34 to 0.67
Digital TV DVB-T 1997 31.67 (typ. 22.0) 8 4.0 (typ. 2.8) N/A 15 0.55
Digital TV DVB-T with SFN 1996 31.67 (typ. 22.0) 8 4.0 (typ. 2.8) N/A 1 4.0 (typ. 2.8)
Digital TV DVB-H 2007 5.5 to 11 8 0.68 to 1.4 N/A 15 0.14 to 0.28
Digital TV DVB-H with SFN 2007 5.5 to 11 8 0.68 to 1.4 N/A 1 0.68 to 1.4
Digital cable TV DVB-C 256-QAMmode 38 6 6.33 N/A N/A N/A
Broadband modem ADSL2 downlink 12 0.962 12.47 N/A N/A N/A
Broadband modem ADSL2+ downlink 28 2.109 13.59 N/A N/A N/A
Telephone modem V.92 downlink 1999 0.056 0.004 14.0 N/A N/A N/A

N/A means not applicable.

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