Resource Allocation in Relay Enhanced LTE-Advanced Networks
The past few years have brought new possibilities that changed the mobile users' expectations regarding connectivity. New social applications, high-definition multimedia, and other services have made mobile terminals the main connectivity tool for several users, i.e., users want to have the same experience as on a fixed computer. The upcoming standard from 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) named Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) targets the support of such high requirements services. Relaying is an appealing technology that was introduced in LTE-A to provide seamless connection and high achievable data rates to the users located in the cell-edge or in coverage holes.