Distributed enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) in LTE-advanced HetNets: A potential game approach

Ye Liu, Chung Shue Chen, Chi Wan Sung

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In this paper we propose a distributed algorithm for jointly optimizing almost blank subframe (ABS) and cell selection bias (CSB) patterns in Long Term Evolution- Advanced (LTE-A) heterogeneous networks (HetNets). We formulate the optimization problem as an exact potential game, where a Nash equilibrium point is guaranteed to be achieved within finite number of plays. Through simulations, we are able to demonstrate the fast convergence of the algorithm, an increase in average user rate, and a tremendous improvement on the service fairness of the users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479980888
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Almost blank subframe (ABS)
  • Cell selection bias (CSB)
  • Distributed optimization
  • Enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC)
  • Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)
  • Potential game

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