Abstract: Femtocells are low-power cellular base
stations that are typically deployed indoors in
residential, enterprise or hotspots settings. Femtocells operate on licensed spectrum and provide excellent user experience through better coverage for voice and very high data throughputs. For users camped on (in idle
mode) macro and approaching their femtocells, it is desirable to discover and reselect to their femtocell even when femtocell is operating on another carrier.
Farhad Meshkati, Yi Jiang, Lenny Grokop, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Mehmet Yavuz and Sanjiv Nanda
July 18, 2013
Mobility and Femtocell Discovery in 3G UMTS Networks