Francesco Guidolin

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—The deployment of small cells in Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) raises new challenges in relation to the Handover process and the mobility management. In fact, the performance of a mobile user within a HetNet scenario highly depends on the setting of the handover parameters in relation to other context parameters, such as the channel conditions and the(More)
—Current spectrum allocation policies, imposing exclusive usage of a licensed operator, may lead to inefficient management and waste of resources. Spectrum sharing, i.e., usage by the same frequency band by multiple operators, can improve the efficiency of the allocation. We analyze a scenario where two mobile operators managing neighboring cells also share(More)
—Spectrum sharing has been recently proposed as a promising paradigm to improve the efficiency of resource usage in next generation mobile networks. In particular, non orthogonal spectrum sharing allows the operators to re-use the available frequencies at the cost of higher interference at the receivers. In this paper, we mathematically analyze the(More)
—In this paper, we focus on the average performance experienced by a mobile user while crossing a pico/femtocell as a function of context parameters, such as user speed, pico/femto cell radius, transmit power of main and subsidiary base stations. The analysis is based on a mathematical model that provides an approximate expression of the average Shannon(More)
—Advanced communication techniques such as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) transmission are considered as possible extensions to the existing next generation cellular networks. However, their performance evaluation is either restricted to abstract analysis or limited to simplified scenarios with a small number of nodes. Instead, a comprehensive(More)