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Technical Advances in the Design and Deployment of Future Heterogeneous Networks

Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) that combine cells from various sizes ranging from macrocells to different kinds of small-cells are widely seen as one of the approaches that will be used to solve the problem of rapidly increasing data traffic in cellular networks. Based on such observation, this special issue focuses on the crucial aspects of practical design and management issues for heterogeneous networks, including energy and bandwidth efficiency of multi-tier wireless heterogeneous networks as well as interference and radio resource management algorithms.

Edited by: Lila Boukhatem, Adrian Kliks, Jordi Perez-Romero and Andreas Zalonis

  1. Content type: Research

    This work proposes Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) integrated Common Radio Resource Management (iCRRM) for inter-band carrier aggregation (CA) between band 7 (2.6 GHz) and band 20 (800 MHz), considering b...

    Authors: Daniel Robalo and Fernando J Velez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:189

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    In this paper, we consider a two-tier macrocell/ femtocell overlaid heterogeneous network based on orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) technology. Although the co-channel spectrum allocation ...

    Authors: Reben Kurda, Lila Boukhatem and Megumi Kaneko

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:129

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    The densification of pico base stations (PBSs) in heterogenous cellular networks (Hetnets) causes redundant energy consumption of the whole network during low traffic periods. In order to address this problem,...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Shi Jin, Lei Jiang and Gang Wang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:117

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    The rapid progress made in mobile device technologies has implied that the access network must evolute and develop new strategies to satisfy the requirements of the users. Heterogeneous network (HetNet) allows...

    Authors: David Cortés-Polo, José-Luis González-Sánchez, Javier Carmona-Murillo and Franciso J Rodríguez-Pérez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:116

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    This article presents a characterization of different LTE-Advanced network deployments with regard to downlink interference and resource usage. The investigation focuses on heterogeneous networks (HetNets) wit...

    Authors: Víctor Fernández-López, Klaus I Pedersen and Beatriz Soret

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:110

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  6. Content type: Research

    We consider a distributed SON (D-SON) architecture where the interaction of different self-organizing network (SON) functions negatively affect the performances of the system. This is referred to in 3rd Genera...

    Authors: Jessica Moysen and Lorenza Giupponi

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:82

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  7. Content type: Research

    The heterogeneous deployment of high-power macro cells and low-power nodes (LPNs) is now widely acknowledged as an essential requirement towards meeting the continued demand for mobile data capacity. The selec...

    Authors: Beneyam B. Haile, Edward Mutafungwa and Jyri Hämäläinen

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:78

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    Interference management is important in wireless cellular networks such as long-term evolution (LTE) and LTE-A, where orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), dense frequency reuse and heterogene...

    Authors: Alessandro Chiumento, Sofie Pollin, Claude Desset, Liesbet Van der Perre and Rudy Lauwereins

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:74

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  9. Content type: Research

    The combination of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN) is a candidate approach for the next generation of mobile networks. In this paper, the novel concept of vir...

    Authors: Sina Khatibi and Luis M Correia

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:68

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  10. Content type: Research

    In this paper, we present a cognitive radio (CR)-based statistical framework for a two-tier heterogeneous cellular network (femto-macro network) to model the outage probability at any arbitrary secondary (femt...

    Authors: Fereidoun H Panahi and Tomoaki Ohtsuki

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:61

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    To meet the growing mobile traffic demand, deployment of heterogeneous networks (HetNets) is proposed as a solution to enhance network capacity. It will enable the coexistence of several systems consisting of ...

    Authors: Anabel Martínez-Vargas and Ángel G Andrade

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:55

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  12. Content type: Research

    We consider a network model where small base stations (SBSs) have caching capabilities as a means to alleviate the backhaul load and satisfy users’ demand. The SBSs are stochastically distributed over the plan...

    Authors: Ejder Baştuǧ, Mehdi Bennis, Marios Kountouris and Mérouane Debbah

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:41

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  13. Content type: Research

    Femtocells have been suggested as a promising solution for the provision of indoor coverage and capacity. In this paper, a new planning strategy for placing femtocell access points so as to make the most of au...

    Authors: José María Ruiz Avilés, Matías Toril and Salvador Luna-Ramírez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:38

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  14. Content type: Research

    With the exponential increase in mobile internet traffic, future cellular networks face great challenges to satisfy the demand of network capacity. At the same time, high data rate transmission and rapid incre...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Yuan Zhang, Yongce Chen and Rong Wei

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:40

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  15. Content type: Research

    Macrocell and small cell deployments and self-organizing network (SON) techniques work together to increase indoor cellular network capacity and ensure better quality of service (QoS). As a consequence of unev...

    Authors: Alejandro Aguilar-Garcia, Raquel Barco, Sergio Fortes and Pablo Muñoz

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:29

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    Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) are expected to be a key feature of long-term evolution (LTE)-advanced networks and beyond and are essential for providing ubiquitous broadband user throughput. However, due to...

    Authors: Meryem Simsek, Mehdi Bennis and Ismail Guvenc

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    Explosive increase in mobile data traffic driven by the demand for higher data rates and ever-increasing number of wireless users results in a significant increase in power consumption and operating cost of co...

    Authors: Shaoshuai Fan, Hui Tian and Cigdem Sengul

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:21

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  18. Content type: Research

    With the introduction of small cell into current macro cell structure, the ever-growing demand for mobile data service has the opportunity to be fulfilled. But the correspondingly overlaid dense deployment sit...

    Authors: Xiaodong Xu, Yi Li, Rui Gao and Xiaofeng Tao

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2014 2014:213

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  19. Content type: Research

    The widespread deployment of base stations constitutes a promising solution to cope with the ever-increasing wireless data rate demands. However, it also increases the interference levels, especially at the ce...

    Authors: Rodolfo Torrea-Duran, Paschalis Tsiaflakis, Luc Vandendorpe and Marc Moonen

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2014 2014:175

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