Multi-Cell Interference Management Scheme for Next-Generation Cellular Networks

Xueyuan Zhao, Dario Pompili

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Inter-cell interference is a major issue for next-generation wireless cellular networks, due to the increased user mobility, high user density, and backhaul bandwidth constraint. In this work, a unified approach is proposed to address these challenges. The proposal firstly performs a per-cell signal spreading by Zadoff-Chu (ZC) sequence, then the spread signal is precoded by a modified coordinated beamforming scheme. The proposal is robust to Doppler caused by user mobility, supports a high co-channel user capacity for ultra-dense networks, and requires only limited backhaul signaling exchange between basestations thus being suitable for massive MIMO deployment. The advantages of the proposal are firstly analyzed in theory, then evaluation results are presented to validate the proposal for MIMO and massive MIMO setups. It is found that the proposed scheme consistently outperforms the traditional scheme under various scenarios. The practical issues related to synchronization in coordinated beamforming are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8931261
Pages (from-to)1200-1212
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Doppler effect
  • Inter-cell interference
  • Zadoff-chu sequence
  • block diagonalization
  • cellular networks
  • massive MIMO
  • timing difference
  • ultra-dense networks

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