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Femtocells in 4G Systems

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

  1. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Mostafa Zaman Chowdhury and Yeong Min Jang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013 2013:6

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    In this contribution, we investigate the concept of time division duplexing (TDD) mode as an alternative to underlay short-range femtocells on the uplink of legacy macrocell deployments. To mitigate the result...

    Authors: Carlos H M de Lima, Mehdi Bennis and Matti Latva-aho

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013 2013:3

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    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...

    Authors: Stefania Sardellitti, Alessandro Carfagna and Sergio Barbarossa

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:371

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:365

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    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...

    Authors: Han-Shin Jo, Ping Xia and Jeffrey G Andrews

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:363

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:337

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    Antenna selection represents an attractive technique that allows to improve performance of wireless systems due to its simplicity and ease of implementation. Antenna selection is able to provide diversity thro...

    Authors: Josep Soler-Garrido, Magnus Sandell and Woon Hau Chin

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:335

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    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...

    Authors: Georgios Aristomenopoulos, Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, Stamatina Lamprinakou and Symeon Papavassiliou

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:329

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    Femtocell technology recently gained attention due to its potential benefits for mobile operators (significant capacity offload and extension of the coverage at low cost) but there are still hard technical cha...

    Authors: Florian Letourneux, Yoann Corre, Erwan Suteau and Yves Lostanlen

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:319

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:310

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    The introduction of femtocells in mobile networks gives rise to new co-layer and cross-layer interference scenarios. To mitigate interference, several approaches have been proposed in the literature including,...

    Authors: Alexis A Dowhuszko, Mika Husso and Jyri Hämäläinen

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:293

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:287

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    In 4G wireless networks, only hard handover is defined to support users’ mobility. However, dense deployment of femtocells leads to significant rise in amount of initiated handovers. Thus, inevitable decrease ...

    Authors: Zdenek Becvar, Pierre Roux and Pavel Mach

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:292

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    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2012 2012:289

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