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Joint Dimensioning of Outdoor Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks (HetNet) using Monte Carlo Simulation

Péter Ratkóczy
  • Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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/ Attila Mitcsenkov
  • Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
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Published Online: 2015-05-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0013


The experienced mobile traffic increase in the recent years made traffic capacity the bottleneck instead of the coverage constraints, calling for significantly higher density of the base stations. Heterogeneous radio access networks (HetNet) provide a possible solution to this problem, combining various wireless technologies. In this paper we investigated the joint dimensioning of the co-existent radio access networks, the relation between the required macro and small cell densities to meet a certain traffic demand, and compared the two main, competing technological solutions, namely small cells and Wi-Fi, suitable to complement an LTE (macrocell) network.

Keywords : LTE; small cell; Wi-Fi; mobile; dimensioning; Monte Carlo; simulation; heterogeneous radio access network; HetNet


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About the article

Received: 2015-01-25

Revised: 2015-02-09

Published Online: 2015-05-09

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: MACRo 2015, ISSN (Online) 2247-0948, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0013. Export Citation

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