Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations

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Abstract

Femtocells are viewed as a promising option for the next generation wireless communication networks, to meet the rising expectation by users in terms of data rates and quality of services. Femtocells are small, inexpensive and low power base stations that are generally consumer deployed, and are expected to significantly enhance the coverage and capacity of indoor users. However femtocells are installed in an ad-hoc manner without proper planning by the network operator. This increases the technical challenges for load balancing and efficient utilization of available resources. In this paper we study the effect of load variations among femtocells on the system performance. We focus on a typical urban dense area with a 5x5- cellular grid representation. Our results show that without any load balancing technique, system performance is significantly degraded in terms of the number of blocked calls and the SINR received by the users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
Pages70-73
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013 - Melaka
Duration: 1 Jul 20133 Jul 2013

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Other2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013
CityMelaka
Period1/7/133/7/13

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Resource allocation
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urban area
coverage
utilization
Base stations
Telecommunication networks
Quality of service
planning
communication
Planning
resources

Keywords

  • 3GPP-LTE-A
  • Femtocell
  • load balancing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Saad, S. A., Ismail, M., & Nordin, R. (2013). Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace (pp. 70-73). [6599435] https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599435

Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations. / Saad, Sawsan Ali; Ismail, Mahamod; Nordin, Rosdiadee.

International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. p. 70-73 6599435.

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Saad, SA, Ismail, M & Nordin, R 2013, Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations. in International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace., 6599435, pp. 70-73, 2013 3rd IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2013, Melaka, 1/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599435
Saad SA, Ismail M, Nordin R. Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. p. 70-73. 6599435 https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2013.6599435
Saad, Sawsan Ali ; Ismail, Mahamod ; Nordin, Rosdiadee. / Performance considerations of LTE-A femtocell networks under different load variations. International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. 2013. pp. 70-73
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