Next generation femtocells: An enabler for high efficiency multimedia transmission

Atta Quddus, T Guo, M. Shariat, B. Hunt, A. Imran, Youngwook Ko, Rahim Tafazolli

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The first generation of femtocells is evolving to the next generation with many more capabilities in terms of better utilisation of radio resources and support of high data rates. It is thus logical to conjecture that with these abilities and their inherent suitability for home environment, they stand out as an ideal enabler for delivery of high efficiency multimedia services. This paper presents a comprehensive vision towards this objective and extends the concept of femtocells from indoor to outdoor environments, and strongly couples femtocells to emergency and safety services. It also presents and identifies relevant issues and challenges that have to be overcome in realization of this vision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
JournalIEEE ComSoc Multimedia Technical Committee E-Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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