What is eICIC (enhanced inter-cell interference coordination)?

The enhanced ICIC (eICIC) is introduced in 3GPP LTE Release-10 to manage impedance problems in HetNets, and mitigate interference on traffic and control channels. eICIC enhances the coverage area of the cells without increasing downlink power. eICIC is particularly significant when Carrier Aggregation (CA) is not utilized. The execution of improved Inter-cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) for LTE-A is examined with the Macro cell muted for various Almost Blank Subframe (ABS) patterns. The activity of time domain eICIC is joined with Pico cell adaptive smart antenna to improve eICIC.