Mobility Management for Femtocells in LTE-Advanced: Key Aspects and Survey of Handover Decision Algorithms

@article{Xenakis2014MobilityMF,
  title={Mobility Management for Femtocells in LTE-Advanced: Key Aspects and Survey of Handover Decision Algorithms},
  author={Dionysis Xenakis and N. Passas and L. Merakos and C. Verikoukis},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={64-91}
}
Support of femtocells is an integral part of the Long Term Evolution - Advanced (LTE-A) system and a key enabler for its wide adoption in a broad scale. Femtocells are short-range, low-power and low-cost cellular stations which are installed by the consumers in an unplanned manner. Even though current literature includes various studies towards understanding the main challenges of interference management in the presence of femtocells, little light has been shed on the open issues of mobility… Expand
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