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The increasing demand for mobile data traffic brings new challenges on cellular networks in terms of network capacity and increased data throughput. In order to fulfill these demands, Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) has been considered as a promising solution. On the other hand, Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) is a big challenge toward HetNet deployments; in particular users in edge area of low power small cell are mostly vulnerable to stronger interference signals from high power macro cell. To resolve ICIC problem, 3GPP released some technologies based on TDM resource partitioning, FDM resource allocation along with power control, and still continue to find out the more suitable solutions.