In the previous post we calculated the Shannon Capacity of LTE as a function of bandwidth. We now calculate the capacity as a function of SNR (bandwidth fixed at 20MHz and signal power varied). We also use the concept of effective bandwidth to get a more realistic estimate of the capacity. The modified Shannon Capacity formula is given as:

C=B_eff*log2(1+SNR)

where

B_eff=Bandwidth*eff1*eff2*eff3*eff4

eff1=0.9=due to adjacent channel leakage ratio and practical filter issues

eff2=0.93=due to cyclic prefix

eff3=0.94=due to pilot assisted channel estimation

eff4=0.715=due to signalling overhead

B_eff=0.57*B

Therefore

C=0.57*B*log2(1+SNR)

Note: This is the capacity in a SISO channel with no fading.