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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 689705, 11 pages
Research Article

Interference Coordination for E-MBMS Transmissions in LTE-Advanced

1Instituto de Telecomunicações, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
2ISCTE-IUL, Av. Das forces Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal

Received 1 April 2010; Accepted 18 August 2010

Academic Editor: Ivan Bajic

Copyright © 2010 Alberto A. Lopes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Interference coordination methods for Evolved-Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (E-MBMS) in Long-Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) are presented. In addition, we consider signal space diversity based on Rotation Matrices (RM) known to provide good performance gains over uncorrelated Rayleigh fading channels. OFDM/OFDMA systems can make the use of RM very attractive both for single and multiple antenna transmissions. In this paper, OFDM/OFDMA signals based on LTE parameters are combined with RM, MIMO, Turbo, or LDPC codes. We have considered different types of receivers, namely, we used an MMSE (Minimum Mean Squared Error) equalizer and a Maximum Likelihood Soft Output criterion (MLSO). Frequency, signal, and space diversity gains are evaluated for different spatial channel models (SCM) based on ITU multipath propagation channels. Different adaptive frequency reuse and schedulers are considered to evaluate the E-MBMS spectral efficiency at the cell borders.