International Journal of Computer Networks and Wireless Communications (IJCNWC)
In this paper, the authors investigate the use of femtocell as a solution to improve indoor coverage and off-load mobile data indoors on the macro cellular networks. Specifically, the paper deals with a performance analysis of femtocell in an indoor cellular network. This is achieved by designing and modeling femtocell network in an indoor cellular network using OPNET modeling and simulation software. The user satisfaction criteria for the various traffic types including voice, video conferencing, email, web and file transfer protocol traffic were defined and simulated. The modeled femtocell network and traffic types were simulated with each simulation instance carried out with ten different seeds in OPNET version 14.5 and average values recorded.