The final Bachelor’s Thesis that is shown below has such a final purpose of
giving an overview of the inclusion of the so-called Femtocells (or Home Node
B) in the current cellular systems. The main objective is to give a clear but
simple idea about the concepts of Femtocells, as well as to explain the
benefits and disadvantages of the mass uses of these services both for
consumers and associated companies with this phenomenon.
In this text it is also possible to find a brief review of wireless technologies
throughout the history of telecommunications, as well as an introduction to the
more current wireless technologies, with a special interest in the concept of
In the last chapter a simple mathematical explanation of the key issue of
interference between Femtocells and macrocellular networks is presented,
with a brief argument about possible solutions.
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