Optimizing radio resources for heterogeneous QoS-aware OFDMA networks using semi-smart antennas
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© 2014 IEEE. The need to consider the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of individual users and the business strategies of different operators is gaining widespread acceptance in resource allocation. OFDMA is a suitable technology for delivering very high data rate services because of its inherent ability to remove intra-cell interference. However, cell-edge users will experience high interference from neighboring cells. This paper proposes a novel radio resource management scheme in multi-cell OFDMA spectrum sharing networks to achieve the business and QoS objectives. Semi-smart antennas are employed to mitigate the co-channel interference, especially for cell-edge users, and to improve energy utilization for the overall networks. A system level simulation is implemented and the results show the proposed scheme improves the qualified user number in different load networks within a satisfactory system throughput.