Femtocell Configuration Using Spectrum Sensing
An embodiment provides for the ad-hoc configuration of femtocells (104) using spectrum sensing for the selection of spectrum channels. In this embodiment, frequency bands that are not reserved by macrocells in a location (130) are determined (302), and spectrum sensing (206-220) is performed to determine communication channels (306) in unreserved frequency bands that are being used by other femtocells in range. In this manner, femtocells can be deployed and configured in an ad-hoc manner without external coordination or control between deployed femtocells.
LOTZE JORG [IE]; OZGUL BARIS [IE]; NOGUERA SERRA JUAN J [US]
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