On handovers in uplink/downlink decoupled LTE HetNets

Mukesh Kumar Giluka M Sibgath Ali Khan GM Krishna Touheed Anwar Atif Vanlin Sathya Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma
Abstract: Cellular heterogeneous networks (HetNets) are going to be one of the key enablers for 5G. Downlink/Uplink decoupling (DUDe) is a concept in which a mobile device is connected with Macro cell for downlink communication and with small cell for uplink communication in LTE/LTE-A HetNets. It improves uplink data rate, reduces power consumption of devices, balances load between Macro cell and small cells. Due to incorporation of DUDe, a mobile device has to perform separate uplink and downlink ...