Distributed Power Allocation for Femtocell Networks Subject to Macrocell SINR Balancing

In Sop Cho, Seung Jun Baek

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We consider the power allocation for the two-tier heterogeneous network where a macrocell (MC) coexists with multiple femtocells (FCs). Each FC aims to maximize the weighted sum-rate of its users subject to MC signal-to-inter-ference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) balancing, which means that a prescribed SINR is guaranteed to MC users. We formulate a noncooperative game which captures bidirectional cross-tier interference. We develop a fully decentralized algorithm, and derive a sufficient condition for its convergence to a unique equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2296-2299
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov


  • Femtocell networks
  • distributed algorithm
  • macrocell SINR balancing
  • power allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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