Modeling virtualized downlink cellular networks with ultra-dense small cells

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621278
Title:
Modeling virtualized downlink cellular networks with ultra-dense small cells
Authors:
Ibrahim, Hazem; Elsawy, Hesham ( 0000-0003-4201-6126 ) ; Nguyen, Uyen T.; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
The unrelenting increase in the mobile users' populations and traffic demand drive cellular network operators to densify their infrastructure. Network densification increases the spatial frequency reuse efficiency while maintaining the signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) performance, hence, increases the spatial spectral efficiency and improves the overall network performance. However, control signaling in such dense networks consumes considerable bandwidth and limits the densification gain. Radio access network (RAN) virtualization via control plane (C-plane) and user plane (U-plane) splitting has been recently proposed to lighten the control signaling burden and improve the network throughput. In this paper, we present a tractable analytical model for virtualized downlink cellular networks, using tools from stochastic geometry. We then apply the developed modeling framework to obtain design insights for virtualized RANs and quantify associated performance improvement. © 2015 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Ibrahim H, ElSawy H, Nguyen UT, Alouini M-S (2015) Modeling virtualized downlink cellular networks with ultra-dense small cells. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2015.7249176.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Conference/Event name:
IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Issue Date:
11-Sep-2015
DOI:
10.1109/ICC.2015.7249176
Type:
Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7249176
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIbrahim, Hazemen
dc.contributor.authorElsawy, Heshamen
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Uyen T.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:56:41Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:56:41Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-11en
dc.identifier.citationIbrahim H, ElSawy H, Nguyen UT, Alouini M-S (2015) Modeling virtualized downlink cellular networks with ultra-dense small cells. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2015.7249176.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICC.2015.7249176en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621278-
dc.description.abstractThe unrelenting increase in the mobile users' populations and traffic demand drive cellular network operators to densify their infrastructure. Network densification increases the spatial frequency reuse efficiency while maintaining the signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) performance, hence, increases the spatial spectral efficiency and improves the overall network performance. However, control signaling in such dense networks consumes considerable bandwidth and limits the densification gain. Radio access network (RAN) virtualization via control plane (C-plane) and user plane (U-plane) splitting has been recently proposed to lighten the control signaling burden and improve the network throughput. In this paper, we present a tractable analytical model for virtualized downlink cellular networks, using tools from stochastic geometry. We then apply the developed modeling framework to obtain design insights for virtualized RANs and quantify associated performance improvement. © 2015 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7249176en
dc.subjectHeterogenous Networksen
dc.subjectPhantom Cellen
dc.subjectRAN virtualizationen
dc.subjectStochastic Geometryen
dc.titleModeling virtualized downlink cellular networks with ultra-dense small cellsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journal2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)en
dc.conference.date8 June 2015 through 12 June 2015en
dc.conference.nameIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015en
dc.contributor.institutionYork University, Canadaen
kaust.authorElsawy, Heshamen
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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