On the use of radio environment maps for interference management in heterogeneous networks
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This article addresses the use of REMs to support interference management optimization in heterogeneous networks composed of cells of different sizes and including both cellular and non-cellular (e.g. WiFi) technologies. After presenting a general architecture for including REM databases in different network entities, the article analyzes the achievable benefits in relation to specific interference management techniques, including a discussion on practical considerations such as information exchange requirements, REM ownership, and security aspects. Finally, several research directions derived from the proposed framework are identified.
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CitationPerez, J., Zalonis, A., Boukhatem, L., Kliks, A., Koutlia, A., Dimitriou, N., Kurda, R. On the use of radio environment maps for interference management in heterogeneous networks. "IEEE communications magazine", 01 Agost 2015, vol. 53, núm. 8, p. 184-191.