A Unified Self-Optimization Mobility Load Balancing Algorithm for LTE System

Ying YANG  Wenxiang DONG  Weiqiang LIU  Weidong WANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.4   pp.755-764
Publication Date: 2014/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.755
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
Keyword: 
self-organization networks,  mobility load balancing,  adaptive cell-specific offset,  inter-cell interference coordination,  

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Summary: 
Mobility load balancing (MLB) is a key technology for self-organization networks (SONs). In this paper, we explore the mobility load balancing problem and propose a unified cell specific offset adjusting algorithm (UCSOA) which more accurately adjusts the largely uneven load between neighboring cells and is easily implemented in practice with low computing complexity and signal overhead. Moreover, we evaluate the UCSOA algorithm in two different traffic conditions and prove that the UCSOA algorithm can get the lower call blocking rates and handover failure rates. Furthermore, the interdependency of the proposed UCSOA algorithm's performance and that of the inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) algorithm is explored. A self-organization soft frequency reuse scheme is proposed. It demonstrates UCSOA algorithm and ICIC algorithm can obtain a positive effect for each other and improve the network performance in LTE system.