On the capacity of cellular networks with MIMO links

Muhammad Naeem Bacha, Jamie S. Evans, Stephen V. Hanly

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We provide scaling results for the sum capacity of the multi-access, uplink channel in a flat fading environment, when there is interference from other cells. We consider a scaling regime where the number of antennas per user remains fixed but the number of antennas at the base station and the number of users in each cell grow large together. We characterize the asymptotic behaviour of the spectral efficiencies in each cell, in three scenarios: 1) single cell processing with full frequency reuse 2) single cell processing, with frequency re-use partitioning of adjacent cells and 3) base station cooperative decoding (macro-diversity). It is shown that base station cooperation provides very significant gains in spectral efficiency over single cell processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1424403553
ISBN (Print)1424403545, 9781424403554
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC - 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 11 Jul 200615 Jul 2006


Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC - 2006

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