Femtocell access control strategy in UMTS and LTE

  title={Femtocell access control strategy in UMTS and LTE},
  author={Assen Golaup and Mona Mustapha and Leo Boonchin Patanapongpibul},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
Femtocells have become an attractive device for operators to offer extended services on their licensed UMTS/LTE spectrum. In this article we focus on the access control strategy - a crucial aspect for operators to give preferential access to femtocells for their subscribers. The general issue of supporting femtocells in pre-Release 8 UMTS networks with pre-Release 8 UE is first outlined in order to help the reader understand the motivation behind some concepts introduced in 3GPP Release 8 to… CONTINUE READING
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