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Access control mechanisms for femtocells

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4 Author(s)
de la Roche, G. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., Univ. of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK ; Valcarce, A. ; Lopez-Perez, D. ; Jie Zhang

Femtocells are a solution that helps to reduce the capital and operational expenditure of a mobile network while enhancing system coverage and capacity. However, the avoidance of interference is still an issue that needs to be addressed to successfully deploy a femtocell tier over existing macrocell networks. Moreover, interference is strongly dependent on the type of access control, which decides if a given user can or cannot connect to the femtocell. In this article the existing access methods for femtocells together with their benefits and drawbacks are explained. A description of the business model and technical impact of access methods in femto/macro networks is also provided. Finally, the need for hybrid access methods and several models are presented.

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 1 )