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

Syed Faraz Hasan, NH Siddique, Shyam Chakraborty

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Place of PublicationAalborg, Denmark
PublisherIEEE
Pages916-920
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2009
Event1st International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 17 May 2009 → …

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology
Period17/05/09 → …

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