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Network densification is widely accepted as one of the solutions that will allow to meet the 1000x capacity challenge in future generation networks. Small cell networks (SCN) allow higher spatial reuse and so higher area spectral efficiency. However, mobility issues appear and handover
robustness deteriorates for users at moderate speed, which translates into connection dropping and throughput degradation. In order to overcome these problems, this paper proposes a new scheme based on cooperative multi-point (CoMP) combined with dual connectivity with control
and user plane splitting. Results show a decrease in frequent handover failures and the corresponding throughput ga ins. Thus the integration of these users into the SCN would be a feasible option.
CitationJoud, M.; Garcia-Lozano, M.; Ruiz, S. On the use of C-/U-plane split and CoMP to enhance small cells with moderate speed users. A: European Cooperation in the Fiel of Scientific and Techinical Research. "Proceedings of the10th IC1004 MC and Scientific Meeting (COST IC1004)". Aalborg: 2014.
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