Architecture and Abstractions for Environment and Traffic-Aware System-Level Coordination of Wireless Networks
This paper presents a system-level approach to interference management in an infrastructure-based wireless network with full frequency reuse. The key idea is to use loose base-station coordination that is tailored to the spatial load distribution and the propagation environment to exploit the diversity in a user population's sensitivity to interference. System architecture and abstractions to enable such coordination are developed for both the downlink and the uplink cases, which present differing interference characteristics. The basis for the approach is clustering and aggregation of traffic loads into classes of users with similar interference sensitivities that enable coarse-grained information exchange among base stations with greatly reduced communication overheads.