Efficient 5G Network Decoupling using dynamic Modulation and Coding Scheme Selection

TitleEfficient 5G Network Decoupling using dynamic Modulation and Coding Scheme Selection
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBouras, C, Kokkinos, V, Michos, E
Conference NameThe 14th International Conference on Broad - Band Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA - 2019), Antwerp, Belgium
Date PublishedNovember 7 - 9

The transmission power limitations in telecommunication systems are tackled by using low code rates and high order modulation schemes, thus achieving high spectral efficiency with lower costs per bit. This paper evaluates the User-Centric model for Fifth Generation wireless telecommunication systems, attempting to efficiently improve user terminal-Base Station communication aspects. We propose a resource-aware method of improving network coverage across all layers by choosing to decouple the overall network into two separate uplink and downlink networks. The algorithm fully respects each user’s throughput demands and solves the User Equipment – Base Station association problem efficiently by choosing the appropriate Modulation and Coding Scheme that maximizes spectral efficiency inside each macro cell coverage area. Results are evaluated for both acceptable frequency ranges defined in 5G New Radio protocol interfaces (namely, Frequency Range 1 and Frequency Range 2) and show that the proposed Modulation and Coding Scheme-based mechanism offers perfect Quality of Service preservation and augmented data rates in favor of ultimate user coverage, in both scenarios. Additionally, due to the extended resources Frequency Range 2 provides, the equivalent simulation not only offers increased data rates compared to Frequency Range 1, but also a lower number of devices unsupported by the mechanism.