Traffic Steering by Self-Tuning Controllers in Enterprise LTE Femtocells
Femtocells have been suggested as a promising solution for the provision of indoor coverage and capacity. This paper investigates the problem of re-distributing traffic demand between Long-Term Evolution (LTE) femtocells with open access in an enterprise scenario. Several traffic sharing algorithms based on automatic tuning of femtocell parameters are considered. The proposed algorithms are implemented by fuzzy logic controllers. Performance assessment is carried out in a dynamic system-level simulator. Results show that localized congestion problems in these scenarios can be solved without impairing connection quality by jointly tuning handover margins and cell transmits power.