The first and only up–to–date guide offering complete coverage of HetNets written by top researchers and engineers in the field
Small Cell Networks: Deployment, Management, and Optimization addresses key problems of the cellular network evolution towards HetNets. It focuses on the latest developments in heterogeneous and small cell networks, as well as their deployment, operation, and maintenance. It also covers the full spectrum of the topic, from academic, research, and business, to the practice of HetNets in a coherent manner. Additionally, it provides complete and practical guidelines to vendors and operators interested in deploying small cells.
The first comprehensive book written by well–known researchers and engineers from Nokia Bell Labs, Small Cell Networks begins with an introduction to the subject offering chapters on capacity scaling and key requirements of future networks. It then moves on to sections on coverage and capacity optimization, and interference management. From there, the book covers mobility management, energy efficiency, and small cell deployment, ending with a section devoted to future trends and applications. The book also contains:
- The latest review of research outcomes on HetNets based on both theoretical analyses and network simulations
- Over 200 sources from 3GPP, the Small Cell Forum, journals and conference proceedings, covering all prominent topics in the area of HetNets
- An overview of indoor coverage techniques such as metrocells, picocells and femtocells, and their deployment and optimization
- Real case studies as well as innovative research results based on both simulation and measurements
- Detailed information on simulating heterogeneous networks as used in the examples throughout the book
Given the importance of HetNets for future wireless communications, Small Cell Networks: Deployment, Management, and Optimization is sure to help decision makers as they consider the migration of services to HetNets. It will also appeal to anyone involved in information and communication technology.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS VII
PART I INTRODUCTION 1
1 SMALL CELLS THE FUTURE OF CELLULAR NETWORKS 3
2 100× CAPACITY SCALING OF CELLULAR NETWORKS 23
3 AUTOMATION OF CELLULAR NETWORKS 55
PART II COVERAGE AND CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION 91
4 FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENT AND ACCESS METHODS 93
5 COVERAGE AND CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION FOR INDOOR CELLS 117
6 COVERAGE AND CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION FOR OUTDOOR CELLS 149
PART III INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT 187
7 FREQUENCY–DOMAIN INTER–CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION 189
8 TIME–DOMAIN INTER–CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION 223
9 THE SECTOR OFFSET CONFIGURATION 259
10 CONTROL CHANNEL INTER–CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION 295
11 UPLINK–ORIENTED OPTIMIZATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS 323
PART IV MOBILITY MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY 363
12 MOBILITY MANAGEMENT 365
13 DORMANT CELLS AND IDLE MODES 393
PART V SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT 419
14 BACKHAUL FOR SMALL CELLS 421
15 OPTIMIZATION OF SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENT 443
PART VI FUTURE TRENDS AND APPLICATIONS 467
16 ULTRA–DENSE NETWORKS 469
17 HETNET APPLICATIONS 493
A SIMULATING HETNETS 505
Holger Claussen, PhD, is head of the Small Cells Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland.
David López–Pérez, PhD, is a Member of Technical Staff at the Small Cells Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland.
Lester Ho, PhD, is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at the Small Cells Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland.
Rouzbeh Razavi, PhD, is a faculty member in the Department of Management & Information Systems at Kent State University, OH. Previously he was a Member of Technical Staff at the Small Cells Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland.
Stepan Kucera, PhD, is a Member of Technical Staff at the Small Cells Research Department at Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland.