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—To improve indoor coverage and network capacity, the use of hierarchical macro/femto cell networks is regarded as the most promising approach. We present an efficient handoff algorithm to support the inbound mobility from macro cells to femto cells under the consideration of large asymmetry in the transmit power of the cells. Numerical analysis reveals(More)
—Hierarchical macro/femto-cell networks are considered as a promising technology for the improvement of indoor coverage and network capacity. In these emerging networks, handoff procedures for a mobile station moving from a macrocell to a femtocell should be provided to maximize the advantages of femtocells with respect to user satisfaction and system(More)
—One of the important issues in hierarchical cellular networks is to assign a user to a proper cell. If the user is located in the overlapping area of a macrocell and a microcell, both cells can be candidates as a serving cell. Thus, a cell selection should be carefully performed to increase performance in view of users as well as networks. In this paper,(More)