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Femtocell versus WiFi - A survey and comparison of architecture and performance

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Hasan, Syed Faraz, Siddique, NH and Chakraborty, Shyam (2009) Femtocell versus WiFi - A survey and comparison of architecture and performance. In: 1st International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology, Aalborg, Denmark. Wireless VITAE. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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DOI: 10.1109/WIRELESSVITAE.2009.5172572


Femtocells use common cellular air access technologies, but claim to improve system capacity according to Shannon's law by reducing distance between transmitter and receiver and thus improving the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Femtocells, however, use the IP network as backhaul architecture instead of the conventional cellular network infrastructure. Thus, femtocell and WiFi infrastructure networks have a lot in common. This raises a curiosity whether femtocell technology would replace existing WiFi technology. This can be answered only by carefully analyzing the similarities and differences between the two technologies. This paper provides a technical comparison between femtocells and WiFi in terms of architecture, operation and standards.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
ID Code:11754
Deposited By:Dr Mia Siddique
Deposited On:12 Feb 2010 11:36
Last Modified:05 Feb 2013 17:05

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