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, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 2943–2963 | Cite as

Deployment of Resource Allocation and Power Control Schemes in Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) Hybrid Network

  • Jing Huey LimEmail author
  • Badlishah Ahmad
  • Muzammil Jusoh
  • Thennarasan Sabapathy


Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) Hybrid network integrates Femtocell and Macrocell networks to obtain better coverage and improved capacity. One of the limiting factors faced by Hybrid network is Inter-Cell Interference (ICI). One way to get rid of the ICI is through Inter-Cell Interference coordination technique. In the last few years, interference coordination such as Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) technique is considered as the utmost important research topic in LTE cellular technology. This paper revisited FFR method and deployed Dynamic Femtocell Resource Allocation (DFRA) scheme to ensure the resources assigned to Femtocells are mutually exclusive with adjacent Macrousers or adjacent Femtocells. Furthermore, in the scenario of high density Femtocells (when orthogonal resource exhausted), the power control schemes such as Power based Femtocell Base Station Power Control (PPC), SINR based Femtocell Base Station Power Control (SPC) and SINR based Neighboring Femtocell Power Control (SNPC) are integrated into the system. The deployment of the schemes has augmented the performance of the network and shows increment of 11.43% supported active users with an average data rate inclined by 22.19 Mbps.


Long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) Femtocell Fractional frequency reuse (FFR) Inter-cell interference (ICI) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)ArauMalaysia
  2. 2.Bioelectromagnetics Research Group (BioEM), School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)ArauMalaysia
  3. 3.Research and Innovation, School of Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)Kuala TerengganuMalaysia

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