Low Complexity Cooperative Multicast Beamforming in Multiuser Multicell Downlink Networks

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This paper presents a low complexity sub-optimal algorithm for the max-min beamforming problem in multicell multicast transmission. The beam pattern is jointly optimized for all users inside a cell in a multicell scenario such that the Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) of the worst users is maximized subject to a limited sum power. The presented algorithm is based on the Lagrangian dual problem of the downlink max-min beamforming problem. The SINR of the presented algorithm is very close to the SINR of the known solution based on the more complex semi-definite programming.

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