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Analytical Evaluation of Fractional Frequency Reuse for Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

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Executive Summary

Interference management techniques are critical to the performance of heterogeneous cellular networks, which will have dense and overlapping coverage areas, and experience high levels of interference. Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) is an attractive interference management technique due to its low complexity and overhead, and significant coverage improvement for low-percentile (cell-edge) users. Instead of relying on system simulations based on deterministic access point locations, this paper instead proposes an analytical model for evaluating Strict FFR and Soft Frequency Reuse (SFR) deployments based on the spatial Poisson point process. The authors results both capture the non-uniformity of heterogeneous deployments and produce tractable expressions which can be used for system design with Strict FFR and SFR.

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