Mobile small cells: Broadband access solution for public transport users
IEEE Communications Magazine
School of Engineering
The increasing popularity and usage of portable smart devices have heightened the demand for higher data rates and mobility support in wireless communication networks. Many portable device users rely heavily on public transport during their trips to work, school, and other business locations. To facilitate the provision of high data rates for these commuters, the development of innovative wireless technologies is critical. Small cell networks can be a promising solution to this challenge. However, incorporating small cells in vehicular environments demands further investigation, especially for issues related to their communication architecture, interference and resource management. In this article, we present a small cell network system design that can provide seamless high data rate services to public transport users. We address the frequency allocation problem for mobile small cells and introduce time-varying frequency allocation solutions to meet the dynamic network topology and varying user traffic requirements.