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Single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDMA) is one well-known scheme, which has recently become a preferred choice for uplink channels. Due to the usage of single carrier, the performance of SC-FDMA systems degrades in deep frequency selective fading channels. In this paper, we propose a structure of equalizer based on frequency domain decision feedback which could be used for multi-user SC-FDMA systems. Specific parameters of the equalizer are analyzed as well. This algorithm is applicable to various carrier allocations in multi-user systems such as localized allocation, distributed allocation, and frequency-hopping (FH) allocation. To reduce the complexity, it is not necessary to derive the inversion of matrix, which is required in the traditional decision feedback equalizer for single carrier frequency domain equalization (SC-FDE-DFE). It is shown by the simulation results that perfect performance could be achieved under all kinds of situations for multi-user systems. This structure can be used in the broadcasting uplink channels with SC-FDMA scheme.