Description: While designing a WCDMA network, an important parameter is the number of served subscribers in the cell. In the contemporary scientific and technical literature numerous methods are published, which allow solving this task at the certain level of accuracy. Thus, some methods are quite simple, but they use very restricted basic data sets. In this way they do not take into account the full set of operating conditions of the examined network and they have a low level of accuracy. Other methods have too detailed network functioning parameters and they are difficult to be used practically. The purpose of this work is determination of WCDMA system capacity calculation method that could rationally combine the level of searched variable determination complicity and the scope of rational list of network functioning.
Keywords: WCDMA network capacity, uplink capacity calculation, number of subscribers in WCDMA cell