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Femtocells in 4G Systems

Edited by: Sergio Barbarossa, Stefan Kaiser, Thierry Lestable and Josep Vidal

  1. Research

    Handover management in high-dense femtocellular networks

    Femtocell technology is envisioned to be widely deployed in subscribers’ homes to provide high data rate communications with quality of service. Dense deployment of femtocells will offload large amounts of tra...

    Mostafa Zaman Chowdhury and Yeong Min Jang

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013 2013:6

    Published on: 7 January 2013

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    Optimal resource allocation in fetmocell networks based on Markov modeling of interferers’ activity

    Femtocell networks offer a series of advantages with respect to conventional cellular networks. However, a potential massive deployment of femto-access points (FAPs) poses a big challenge in terms of interfere...

    Stefania Sardellitti, Alessandro Carfagna and Sergio Barbarossa

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:371

    Published on: 27 December 2012

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    Enhanced performance of heterogeneous networks through full-duplex relaying

    In this article, we focus on the uplink of a heterogeneous network composed of a macrocell and an underlaid femtocell. We address the problem of the interference caused by the macro user (MU) on the femtocell ...

    Hirley Alves, Mehdi Bennis, Richard Demo Souza and Matti Latva-aho

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:365

    Published on: 22 December 2012

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    Open, closed, and shared access femtocells in the downlink

    A fundamental choice in femtocell deployments is the set of users which are allowed to access each femtocell. Closed access restricts the set to specifically registered users, while open access allows any mobi...

    Han-Shin Jo, Ping Xia and Jeffrey G Andrews

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:363

    Published on: 15 December 2012

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    Traffic steering by self-tuning controllers in enterprise LTE femtocells

    Femtocells have been suggested as a promising solution for the provision of indoor coverage and capacity. This article investigates the problem of re-distributing traffic demand between long-term evolution (LT...

    Jose Maria Ruiz-Avilés, Salvador Luna-Ramírez, Matias Toril and Fernando Ruiz

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:337

    Published on: 12 November 2012

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    Optimal power control and coverage management in two-tier femtocell networks

    In this article, we jointly consider the problem of efficient power control and coverage (PCC) management over an integrated two-tier macrocell/femtocell network towards maximizing the expected throughput of t...

    Georgios Aristomenopoulos, Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, Stamatina Lamprinakou and Symeon Papavassiliou

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:329

    Published on: 30 October 2012

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    Resource allocation to femtocells for coordinated capacity expansion of wireless access infrastructures

    As the Internet has penetrated everyday life, more and more users will demand high-quality services. However, the Internet was not designed to handle such heavy usage. Thus, networks need to be enhanced in ord...

    Dimitrios Karvounas, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Vera Stavroulaki, Nikos Koutsouris, Kostas Tsagkaris and Panagiotis Demestichas

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:310

    Published on: 9 October 2012

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    Resource allocation with interference mitigation in OFDMA femtocells for co-channel deploymenta

    Femtocells have been considered as a promising technology to provide better indoor coverage and spatial reuse gains. However, the co-channel deployment of macrocells and femtocells is still facing challenges a...

    Haijun Zhang, Xiaoli Chu, Wenmin Ma, Wei Zheng and Xiangming Wen

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:289

    Published on: 18 September 2012

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    Femtocell interference analysis based on the development of system-level LTE simulator

    Although femtocell can confer various benefits to both operators and users, many technical issues, such as interference coordination, network synchronization, self-configuration, and self-optimization must be ...

    Sueng Jae Bae, Young Min Kwon, Mi-Young Lee, Bon Tae Koo and Min Young Chung

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:287

    Published on: 18 September 2012