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The provision of very high data rates in a ubiquitous and fair manner throughout the service area is a great challenge for 4G and beyond-4G wireless networks. Towards that end, the deployment of fixed relays by the operators has become an accepted radio access network concept in various standardization activities including LTE-A and 802.16m. In this paper, the authors present a fair resource allocation scheme that can significantly reduce the co-channel interference and improve spectrum utilization in OFDMA-based multi-cellular networks enhanced by fixed relays. The major goal is to obtain an effective throughput-fairness trade-off through the combination of dynamic resource allocation, in-cell routing, traffic diversity, and history of users' past service.
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