A new base station control switch for metro cells

Wei Ni*, Iain B. Collings

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Abstract

Metro cells are an emerging solution to improving hotspots throughput in cellular networks. Unfortunately, they cannot be deployed in a large scale under current cellular networks because of a severe interference problem. We propose a new metro-cell base station control switch (BSCS) which reconfigures topologies and frequency bands adapting to changing traffic demands. The new BSCS connects distributed metro-cell nodes (MCN) and collocated baseband units (BBU), and is able to adaptively switches the connections. As a result, fewer BBUs are required, and frequency utilization is significantly more efficient compared with current networks. Simulations show that our BSCS is able to improve network satisfaction regarding traffic demands by 144.2% and reduce BBU cost by 40% in a metro-cell network covering 0.5 km2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1174-1178
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467325691
ISBN (Print)9781467325660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012
Conference number: 23rd

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Other2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period9/09/1212/09/12

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Ni, W., & Collings, I. B. (2012). A new base station control switch for metro cells. In 2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC): proceedings (pp. 1174-1178). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2012.6362523