Timely throughput of heterogeneous cellular networks

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

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Network densification via deploying dense small cells is one of the dominant evolutions towards future cellular network to increase spectrum efficiency. Packet transmission delay and reliability in the resultant interference-limited heterogeneous cellular network (HCN) are essential performance metrics for system design. By modeling the locations of base stations (BSS) in HCN as superimposed of independent Poisson point processes, we propose an analytical framework to derive the timely throughput of HCN, which captures both the delay and reliability performance. In the analysis, the BS activity and temporal correlation of transmissions are taken into consideration, both of which have significant effect on network performance. The effect of mobility, BS density, and association bias factor is investigated through numerical results, which shows that network performance derived ignoring the temporal correlation of transmissions is optimistic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467364324
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 9
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2015 Jun 82015 Jun 12

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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