A New Cellular Network Structure Deploying Shared Relays with Sectorization

Sungmin Cho, Youngseok Oh, Heejung Yu, Woongsup Lee

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To mitigate inter-cell interference, which causes throughput degradation for cell-edge users, a shared relay with sector antennas that are connected to neighboring base stations (BSs) with optical cable is deployed in the cell boundary. Each sector of the shared relays can be considered a remote antenna directed to the connected BS. By controlling the transmit power, inter-cell interference can be mitigated and high-throughput performance can be achieved. Additionally, better handover performance can be obtained by reducing unnecessary handovers caused by ambiguity in the cell boundary. Through computer simulations with the hexagonal cell structure and the proposed shared relay with three sectors, performance gain of the proposed system deployment was verified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2987-2999
Number of pages13
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning(NRF-2014R1A1A1002179).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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