OFDM Networks

Cell structure for partial frequency reuse Rate fulfillment while decentrally allocating resources

OFDM Networks strongly suffer from interference from neighboring cells using the same frequency band. Hence, network planning is important to support interference mitigation in the operating phase. The technical development even allows for reconfiguration of networks, though, the degrees of freedom are lower than in the planning phase. Frequency reuse schemes, partial frequency reuse schemes or no frequency reuse schemes as in LTE, where inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) becomes very important, are used to alleviate interference. In modern (future) networks the ICIC shall be self-organized, see Self-organized Networks. In addition to the single cell investigations the cell association becomes an important issue.

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Cell Association

Frequency Reuse Schemes


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