Heterogeneous Networks in LTE-AdvancedeBook - 2014
The last decade has witnessed the proliferation of mobile broadband data and the trend is likely to increase in the coming years. Current cellular networks are ill equipped to deal with this surge in demand. To satisfy user demand and maximize profits, a new paradigm to operate networks is needed. Heterogeneous networks, that deploy an overlay of small cells with limited coverage and transmit power, over a macro coverage area is the solution by providing capacity and coverage where it is needed. This book presents a comprehensive overview of small cell based heterogeneous networks within the framework of 3GPP LTE-Advanced which is the major enabler of current and future heterogeneous networks. Fully illustrated throughout, the book offers an accompanying website including Matlab code for simulating heterogeneous networks, LTE channel models, and references to 3GPP specifications, contributions, and updates on recent standardization activities.
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2014 (Norwood, Mass. : Books24x7.com [generator])