Delay modeling for heterogeneous backhaul technologies

Gongzheng Zhang, Tony Q.S. Quek, Aiping Huang, Marios Kountouris, Hangguan Shan

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With the foreseeable explosive growth of small cell deployment, backhaul has become the next big challenge in the next generation wireless networks in terms of capacity and latency, especially for delay-sensitive services and network functionalities. Heterogeneous backhaul deployment using different wired and wireless technologies may be a potential solution to meet this challenge. Therefore, it is cardinal to evaluate and compare the performance characteristics of various backhaul technologies as a means to understand the effect of backhaul on the total network performance. In this paper, we propose relevant backhaul models and study the delay performance of promising technologies, including fiber, xDSL, millimeter wave (mmWave), and sub-6 GHz, which have different characteristics. Numerical results are presented to show the delay performance characteristics of different backhaul solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479980918
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 25
Event82nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2015 Sep 62015 Sep 9

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 82nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015 - Proceedings


Other82nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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