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In this paper, a heterogeneous network composed of femtocells deployed within a macrocell network is considered, and a quality-of-service (QoS)-oriented fairness metric which captures important characteristics of tiered network architectures is proposed. Using homogeneous Poisson processes, the sum capacities in such networks are expressed in closed form for co-channel, dedicated channel, and hybrid resource allocation methods. Then a resource splitting strategy that simultaneously considers capacity maximization, fairness constraints, and QoS constraints is proposed. Detailed computer simulations utilizing 3GPP simulation assumptions show that a hybrid allocation strategy with a well-designed resource split ratio enjoys the best cell-edge user performance, with minimal degradation in the sum throughput of macrocell users when compared with that of co-channel operation.
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Erturk, Mustafa Cenk; Guvenc, Ismail; Mukherjee, Sayandev; and Arslan, Huseyin, "Fair and QoS-oriented resource management in heterogeneous networks" (2013). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 7.
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This article was originally published in Biomed central EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013, 2013:121.