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Communications are conducted between a space-based component of the wireless communications system and radioterminals using a plurality of forward link cells and a plurality of return link cells, the return link cells having a greater number of cells per frequency reuse cluster than the forward link cells. At least some of the forward and return link cells may use at least some frequencies of a terrestrial wireless communications system having an adjacent and/or overlapping coverage area. Forward links of the at least some of the forward and return link cells may have a greater link bandwidth than return links of the at least some of the forward and return link cells.

Title
Satellite communications apparatus and methods using asymmetrical forward and return link frequency reuse
Application Number
12/578149
Publication Number
7917135 (B2)
Application Date
October 13, 2009
Publication Date
March 29, 2011
Inventor
Peter D Karabinis
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A
Assignee
ATC Technologies
VA, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
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