Throughput improvement in partially crowded indoor areas
Abstract In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people using advanced mobile devices, leading to a jump in the number of mobile broadband subscriptions and network traffic. In most instances such users tend to operate in indoor areas which then become crowded. The resulting high density of demand for connection to the network and the attendant interference among the user devices tend to overload the network and degrade its performance. This paper reports on the deployment of small cells in crowded indoor areas, as a solution to provide broadband services to the users. The results show that improved performance is achieved when small cells are deployed to offload traffic from the macro cells.
Keywords: Indoor broadband, LTE, Small cells, Throughput.