Traffic-aware Utility based QoS Provisioning in OFDMA Hybrid Smallcells

Balakrishnan R., Canberk B., Akyildiz I. F.

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, 9 - 13 June 2013, pp.6464-6468 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icc.2013.6655647
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.6464-6468
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Smallcell technology is gaining significance as part of the next-generation cellular systems due to their performance benefits in terms of increased network capacity and improved indoor and local coverage. Hybrid access smallcells, which provide service to both indoor as well as neighboring users, adopt adhoc policies to guarantee performance benefits to indoor home users in the presence of external neighboring users. Such policies must be able to stabilize user queues as well as to provision performance benefits in terms of delay and throughput, especially for the indoor users. As a result, classification of user data in terms of traffic type and user type is required to effectively achieve the differentiated QoS performance.