Performance Evaluation of Downlink Interference Coordination Techniques in LTE Networks
This paper presents a joint study of several inter-cell interference coordination strategies considering both static and dynamic approaches, and with different adjustments in their basic parameters. A wide evaluation is presented with special emphasis on the efficiency vs. fairness tradeoff. Besides, additional performance metrics have been considered as enablers of a full understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Results show that, although spectral efficiency can achieve similar values with proper tuning, certain schemas outperform others in important parameters such as the effectiveness in the utilization of resources. Dynamic semi-centralized approaches appear as an attractive option with an acceptable level of adaptability, moderate complexity and good performance.