Coordination strategy for dense 5G femtocell deployments

TitleCoordination strategy for dense 5G femtocell deployments
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBouras, C, Diles, G
Conference Name8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security
Date PublishedNovember 21-23
Conference LocationLarnaca, Cyprus

The demand of next generation mobile networks for high connectivity for multiple devices with tenfold data rate
requires the deployment of multiple base stations of different range and capacity and their optimal management. Femtocells will play a major role in these heterogeneous networks, being a low-cost and effective solution. In this paper we propose a mechanism on management of femtocells’ resources, based on spectrum allocation policies, power control and user classification. We combine hybrid access operation with user redistribution to provide a complete mechanism for resource allocation in dense femtocell deployments. Simulations show that the proposed scheme increases the capacity provided by the involved femtocells, it guarantees service to non-subscribers and balances the performance of the subscribed users improving the worst cases.