First Mile Challenges for Large-Scale IoT

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623219
Title:
First Mile Challenges for Large-Scale IoT
Authors:
Bader, Ahmed; Elsawy, Hesham ( 0000-0003-4201-6126 ) ; Gharbieh, Mohammad; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 ) ; Adinoyi, Abdulkareem; Alshaalan, Furaih
Abstract:
The Internet of Things is large-scale by nature. This is not only manifested by the large number of connected devices, but also by the sheer scale of spatial traffic intensity that must be accommodated, primarily in the uplink direction. To that end, cellular networks are indeed a strong first mile candidate to accommodate the data tsunami to be generated by the IoT. However, IoT devices are required in the cellular paradigm to undergo random access procedures as a precursor to resource allocation. Such procedures impose a major bottleneck that hinders cellular networks' ability to support large-scale IoT. In this article, we shed light on the random access dilemma and present a case study based on experimental data as well as system-level simulations. Accordingly, a case is built for the latent need to revisit random access procedures. A call for action is motivated by listing a few potential remedies and recommendations.
KAUST Department:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Citation:
Bader A, ElSawy H, Gharbieh M, Alouini M-S, Adinoyi A, et al. (2017) First Mile Challenges for Large-Scale IoT. IEEE Communications Magazine 55: 138–144. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mcom.2017.1600604cm.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Communications Magazine
Issue Date:
16-Mar-2017
DOI:
10.1109/mcom.2017.1600604cm
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0163-6804
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7876971/
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dc.contributor.authorBader, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorElsawy, Heshamen
dc.contributor.authorGharbieh, Mohammaden
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.contributor.authorAdinoyi, Abdulkareemen
dc.contributor.authorAlshaalan, Furaihen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T11:51:01Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T11:51:01Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-16en
dc.identifier.citationBader A, ElSawy H, Gharbieh M, Alouini M-S, Adinoyi A, et al. (2017) First Mile Challenges for Large-Scale IoT. IEEE Communications Magazine 55: 138–144. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/mcom.2017.1600604cm.en
dc.identifier.issn0163-6804en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/mcom.2017.1600604cmen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623219-
dc.description.abstractThe Internet of Things is large-scale by nature. This is not only manifested by the large number of connected devices, but also by the sheer scale of spatial traffic intensity that must be accommodated, primarily in the uplink direction. To that end, cellular networks are indeed a strong first mile candidate to accommodate the data tsunami to be generated by the IoT. However, IoT devices are required in the cellular paradigm to undergo random access procedures as a precursor to resource allocation. Such procedures impose a major bottleneck that hinders cellular networks' ability to support large-scale IoT. In this article, we shed light on the random access dilemma and present a case study based on experimental data as well as system-level simulations. Accordingly, a case is built for the latent need to revisit random access procedures. A call for action is motivated by listing a few potential remedies and recommendations.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7876971/en
dc.titleFirst Mile Challenges for Large-Scale IoTen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Communications Magazineen
dc.contributor.institutionSaudi Telecom Company (STC)en
kaust.authorBader, Ahmeden
kaust.authorElsawy, Heshamen
kaust.authorGharbieh, Mohammaden
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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