—Femtocells are a promising solution for the provision of high indoor coverage and capacity. Furthermore, OFDMA-based femtocells have proven to be highly versatile when dealing with cross-layer co-channel interference thanks to the allocation of frequency subchannels. However, concerns still exist related to the impact of the different access methods to… (More)
—Finite-Difference electromagnetic methods have been used for the deterministic prediction of radio coverage in cellular networks. This paper introduces an approach that exploits the spatial power distribution obtained from these techniques to characterize the random variations of fading due to multipath propagation. Although the presented method is equally… (More)
deployment scenarios are presented. These topics collectively represent the current trends in small cell deployments.