Abstract: Femtocells are low-power cellular base stations that operate in licensed spectrum. They are typically deployed indoors to improve coverage and provide excellent user experience, including high data rates. Cellular operators benefit from reduced infrastructure and operational expenses for capacity upgrades and coverage improvements. Femtocells also bring unique challenges, such as unplanned deployment, user installation, restricted access, and interoperability with existing handsets and network infrastructure. Although femtocells may cause some interference to other users in the network, with the use of proper interference management techniques, this can be well controlled.
Mehmet Yavuz, Farhad Meshkati, Sanjiv NandaAkhilesh Pokhariyal, Nick Johnson, Balaji Raghothaman, Andy Richardson
July 18, 2013
Interference Management and Performance Analysis of UMTS/HSPA+ Femtocells