System Level Simulation of E-MBMS Transmissions in LTE-A
Interference coordination methods for Evolved-Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (E-MBMS) in Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) are presented. In this paper, OFDM/OFDMA signals based on LTE parameters are combined with Multipoint MIMO, Turbo codes and signal space diversity methods. Different interference coordination techniques, such as, Multipoint MIMO coordination, Fixed Relay stations, adaptive frequency reuse and schedulers are considered to evaluate the E-MBMS spectral efficiency at the cell borders. The system level coverage and throughput gains of Multipoint MIMO system with hierarchical constellations and Turbo-codes are simulated associated to the presence or not of fixed relays and measuring the maximum spectral efficiencies at cell borders of single cell point-to-multipoint or single frequency network topologies.