Journal article

Cost Optimal Placement and Backhauling of Small-Cell Networks

C Ranaweera, C Lim, A Nirmalathas, C Jayasundara, E WONG

Journal of Lightwave Technology | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers | Published : 2015


The deployment of small cells has been identified as one of the future-proof solutions to cope with the increasing demand for higher data rate and ubiquitous access in mobile networks. However, providing a reliable and cost-effective backhaul connectivity for small cells has become a key challenge. It is identified that the cost efficiency of small-cell deployments can be improved by leveraging existing resources when planning the deployment. However, if not strategically planned the deployment, such an approach may compromise other requirements such as coverage and capacity. In this paper, we demonstrate how a small-cell network and its backhaul can be planned cost efficiently in scenarios ..

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