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Distributed Pareto-Optimal Power Control in Femtocell Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper aims to devise a power control solution for femtocell networks that can be implemented distributively and, more importantly, is optimal in Pareto sense. For this, a complete characterization of the Pareto-optimal boundary of the Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) feasible region is first derived. The complicated interdependency between the macrocell and femtocell networks, whose access priorities and design objectives are inherently distinct, is also revealed. Their result confirms that the Pareto-optimal SINRs of the femtocell network can only be achieved conditionally upon the guaranteed performance of macrocell users. Through a suitable parametrization, they show that all SINR points on the aforementioned boundary can be realized.

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