|Title||Fractional Frequency Reuse in Integrated Femtocell/Macrocell Environments|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Bouras, C, Papazois, A, Kokkinos, V, Tseliou, G|
|Conference Name||11th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC 2013), Saint - Petersbourg, Russia|
|Date Published||June 5-7|
Femtocells have a strong potential for increasing the efficiency, cell coverage and network capacity of next-generation mobile networks. In Long Term Evolution technology, the adaptation of Fractional Frequency Reuse techniques has been proposed in order to overcome the co-channel interference and augment the total throughput of the network. In this work, we propose a Fractional Frequency Reuse method that on the one hand calculates the optimal inner region radius and frequency allocation of a macrocell and on the other hand assigns frequency resources to the femtocells in order to mitigate the co-channel interference. We apply this method in an integrated femtocell/macrocell environment and evaluate it based on the optimization of three metrics, depending on the network operator?s needs.