A Performance Study of Fractional Frequency Reuse in OFDMA Networks
Source: University of Patras
Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is considered as the most possible candidate for next generation mobile communications. LTE networks offer high capacity and are specified and designed to accommodate small, high performance, power-efficient end-user devices. One limiting factor that influences LTE performance is the interference from neighbor cells, the so called Inter-Cell Interference (ICI). Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) has been proposed as a technique to overcome this problem, since it can efficiently utilize the available frequency spectrum. This paper analyzes the FFR scheme and proposes a dynamic FFR mechanism that selects the optimal frequency allocation based on the cell total throughput and user satisfaction.