Traffic adaptation for small cell networks with dynamic TDD

Hongguang Sun, Min Sheng, Matthias Wildemeersch, Tony Q.S. Quek, Jiandong Li

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Abstract

The traffic in current wireless networks exhibits large variations in uplink (UL) and downlink (DL), which brings huge challenges to network operators in efficiently allocating radio resources. Dynamic time-division duplex (TDD) is considered as a promising scheme to flexibly adjust resource allocation based on UL and DL traffic demands, known as traffic adaptation. In this work, we study how traffic adaptation decreases cell service time and improves energy efficiency (EE) in small cell networks operating dynamic TDD. According to different UL and DL traffic parameters, we classify small cells into K ≥ 1 types, and accommodate the UL/DL configuration for each type of small cells with the objective to minimize the cell service time and maximize the network EE. In comparison with semi-static TDD scheme, dynamic TDD is shown to achieve larger service time gain as the traffic asymmetry between small cells increases. In summary, the proposed analytical framework allows us to elucidate the benefit of traffic adaptation to service time and EE in future dense networks with dynamic TDD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: 2016 Dec 42016 Dec 8

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other59th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period16-12-0416-12-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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