Methods and apparatus for effective allocation of adaptive resource partitioning information (ARPI) to pico enhanced node B by macro enhanced node B in heterogeneous network

  • US 9,144,071 B2
  • Filed: 03/23/2012
  • Issued: 09/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:

  • receiving, at a first base station, resource partitioning information (RPI) from at least one second base station, wherein the RPI comprises a bitmap of almost blank subframes (ABSs);

    determining one or more resources indicated in the RPI usable by the first base station; and

    sending, from the first base station to the at least one second base station, an indication of the usable resources.

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