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Context-aware Macro-Femto Handover for Energy Efficiency of Outdoor Users

Moreira, T. C. ; Lage, W. ; Radwan, A. R. ; Rodriguez, J.

Context-aware Macro-Femto Handover for Energy Efficiency of Outdoor Users, Proc Future Network and Mobile Summit, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. N/A, pp. 1 - 10, July, 2013.

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Abstract
In this paper, we present an innovative mechanism that enables a mobile terminal
to efficiently perform handover decisions from Macrocells to Femtocells. Due to the fact the
Femtocell networks are randomly deployed forming a new unplanned network layer in the
actual planned Macrocell network layer, the use of additional information support from the
network side is essential in order to enable discovery mechanisms for all Femtocells in the
mobile terminal surroundings. For this purpose, the Macro-Femto handover algorithm ...