Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The constant evolution of mobile-phone traffic demands for novel networking solutions especially focused on indoor environment. In this paper, the use of femtocells, i.e., cells with very limited coverage area, has been proposed. In this paper, a femtocell network with hybrid access control mode is considered. The activity profile of the Femtocell Users (FUs) is modeled to compute the maximum achievable throughput and the consumed energy per successfully transmitted data bit by the Macrocell Users (MUs), depending on which set of channels are operated in open access mode, i.e., which channels can be used by MUs.