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.
|Journal||IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Technical Committee E-Letters|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|
Quddus, A., Guo, T., Shariat, M., Hunt, B., Imran, A., Ko, Y., & Tafazolli, R. (2010). Next generation femtocells: An enabler for high efficiency multimedia transmission. IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Technical Committee E-Letters , 5(5), 27-31.