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Multi-cell MIMO cooperative networks : A new look at interference

Gesbert, David; Hanly, Stephen; Huang, Howard; Shamai, Shlomo; Simeone, Osvaldo; Yu, Wei

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 28, N°9, December 2010

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  This paper presents an overview of the theory and currently known techniques for multi-cell MIMO (multiple input multiple output) cooperation in wireless networks. In dense networks where interference emerges as the key capacity-limiting factor, multi-cell cooperation can dramatically improve the system performance. Remarkably, such techniques literally exploit inter-cell interference by allowing the user data to be jointly processed by several interfering base stations, thus mimicking the benefits of a large virtual MIMO array. Multi-cell MIMO cooperation concepts are examined from different perspectives, including an examination of the fundamental information-theoretic limits, a review of the coding and signal processing algorithmic developments, and, going beyond that, consideration of very practical issues related to scalability and system-level integration. A few promising and quite fundamental research avenues are also suggested.  

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Title:Multi-cell MIMO cooperative networks : A new look at interference
Keywords:Cooperation, MIMO, cellular networks, relays, interference, beamforming, coordination, multi-cell, distributed.
Department:Mobile Communications
Eurecom ref:2810
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Bibtex: @article{EURECOM+2810, doi = { }, year = {2010}, month = {12}, title = {{M}ulti-cell {MIMO} cooperative networks : {A} new look at interference}, author = {{G}esbert, {D}avid and {H}anly, {S}tephen and {H}uang, {H}oward and {S}hamai, {S}hlomo and {S}imeone, {O}svaldo and {Y}u, {W}ei}, journal = {{IEEE} {J}ournal on {S}elected {A}reas in {C}ommunications, {V}ol. 28, {N}°9, {D}ecember 2010}, url = {} }
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