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Cost Efficient High Capacity Indoor Wireless Access: Denser Wi-Fi or Coordinated Pico-cellular?

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Executive Summary

Rapidly increasing traffic demand has forced indoor operators to deploy more and more Wi-Fi Access Points (APs). As AP density increases, inter-AP interference rises and may limit the capacity. Alternatively, cellular technologies using centralized interference coordination can provide the same capacity with the fewer number of APs at the price of more expensive equipment and installation cost. It is still not obvious at what demand level more sophisticated coordination pays off in terms of total system cost.

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