BeFEMTO is a timely proposal to address broadband communications, an important stimulus to the European economy. It aims to research and develop evolved femtocell technologies that accelerate cost-effective provision of ubiquitous broadband services by smoother convergence between fixed and wireless broadband.

The BeFemto project develops technologies that with enable cost-efficient the provision of broadband services

The approach adopted is pragmatic in two ways: near-term solutions as enabler for early deployment that impact on LTE-A standardisation, as well as longer-term solutions for enhanced efficiency in terms of power, capacity and OPEX. Near-term solutions focus on novel techniques for standalone femtocells. The long-term solutions focus upon novel concepts of networked femtocells, femtocell as fixed relays in macrocells for enhancing cell-edge capacity and mobile femtocells in public transports, all with self-organising techniques for high capacity and optimum use of transmit power whilst minimising OPEX and simplifying complexity for remote network management of expected multiple million femtocells.

TTI role:

TTI will contribute to the requirements definition and system architecture. TTI will lead Radio Access for Stand-alone Femtocells Worka Package and develop innovative RF architectures and deal with aspects related to physical layer for LTE-Advanced femtocells. TTI will work on the self optimisation of radio access parameters and the feasibility of including additional features to Femto hardware, and techniques for coexistence of outdoors mobile and fixed relay femtocells with macrocells and associated impact on Femto HW. TTI will contribute in proof of concept activities, and will develop a RF-Front End to be integrated for the proof of concept, and support integration and validation activities.