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Femtocells: Past, Present, and Future Jeffrey G. Andrews, Holger Claussen, Mischa Dohler, Sundeep Rangan, Mark C. Reed
 

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Femtocells: Past, Present, and Future
Jeffrey G. Andrews, Holger Claussen, Mischa Dohler, Sundeep Rangan, Mark C. Reed
Abstract--Femtocells, despite their name, pose a potentially
large disruption to the carefully planned cellular networks that
now connect a majority of the planet's citizens to the Internet
and with each other. Femtocells which by the end of 2010
already outnumbered traditional base stations and at the time
of publication are being deployed at a rate of about five million
a year both enhance and interfere with this network in ways
that are not yet well understood. Will femtocells be crucial for
offloading data and video from the creaking traditional network?
Or will femtocells prove more trouble than they are worth,
undermining decades of careful base station deployment with
unpredictable interference while delivering only limited gains?
Or possibly neither: are femtocells just a "flash in the pan"; an
exciting but short-lived stage of network evolution that will be
rendered obsolete by improved WiFi offloading, new backhaul
regulations and/or pricing, or other unforeseen technological
developments? This tutorial article overviews the history of

  

Source: Andrews, Jeffrey G. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

 

Collections: Engineering