A Novel Fair Resource Allocation Scheme Suitable for Mobile Cellular Environments with Heterogeneous Offered Traffic


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.10   pp.2962-2971
Publication Date: 2004/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
resource allocation,  heterogeneous traffic,  channel borrowing assignment,  teletraffic performance,  

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In mobile cellular networks it is crucial to be able to use the available radio spectrum as efficiently as possible while providing a certain level of Quality of Service (QoS) for the users. Emergence of miscellaneous services has dramatically increased the complexity of this problem by creating a heterogeneous traffic environment. In this paper an efficient resource allocation scheme between two real-time services with different bandwidth requirements has been proposed for cellular networks with multimedia offered traffic and highly mobile users, which combines classical intera-cell resource borrowing concept with a novel inter-cell resource-sharing scheme between diverse classes of traffic. By assuming the heterogeneous offered traffic to be a combination of audio and video traffic types, through extensive simulations it will be shown that HCBA-UCB is capable of significantly improving audio teletraffic performance of the system while preserving fairness in service provision, i.e. without imposing additional expenses upon video QoS performance.