Multi-Cell Cooperation with Fairness Constraint in the Downlink OFDMA Cellular Networks

Hongxing LI  Hanwen LUO  Wen CHEN  Jia GUO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.6   pp.1653-1656
Publication Date: 2010/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.1653
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
multi-cell cooperation,  OFDMA,  FFR,  ICI coordination,  fairness,  

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In this letter, we study cell cooperation in the downlink OFDMA cellular networks. The proposed cooperation scheme is based on fractional frequency reuse (FFR), where a cooperation group consists of three sector antennas from three adjacent cells and the subchannels of each cooperation group are allocated coordinately to users. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed schemes in terms of throughput and fairness.