A novel frequency reuse scheme for coordinated multi-point transmission.
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission is considered in 3GPP LTE-Advanced as a key technique to improve the cell-edge performance. In order to support joint resource allocation among coordinate cells in CoMP systems, efficient frequency reuse schemes need to be designed. However, most of the existing frequency reuse schemes are not suitable for CoMP transmission due to not considering multi-cell joint transmission scenario in their frequency reuse rule. To solve this problem, a cooperative frequency reuse (CFR) scheme is proposed in this paper, which divides the cell-edge area of each cell into two types of zones, and defines a frequency reuse rule to support CoMP transmission for users in these zones. Compared with the conventional soft frequency reuse (SFR) scheme, simulation results demonstrate that the CFR scheme reduces the blocking probability by more than 50%, and improves the cell-edge throughput by 30~40%, with 5~9% additional cell-average throughput.


Frequency reuse


Coordinated Multi-Point transmission


Jingya Li

Ministry of Education China

H. Zhang

Ministry of Education China

Xiaodong Xu

Ministry of Education China

Xiaofeng Tao

Ministry of Education China

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Carmen Botella Mascarell

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Baoling Liu

Ministry of Education China

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2010

1550-2252 (ISSN)


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories






More information