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Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the deployment and management of femto Base Stations (BSs) to optimize the overall system performance in macro-femto heterogeneous networks. While deployment of femto BSs is typically not as planned as that of pico BSs, given a number of femto BSs to be distributed to candidate customer sites, questions regarding the optimal deployment locations and transmission configurations still need to be answered. In this paper, the authors formulate a joint optimization problem involving deployment location, cell selection, and power control to maximize the number of users that can be supported for a given number of femto BSs to be deployed in the macro cell.
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