MCS Selection Exploiting Femtocells Utilization in Multicast Transmissions

TitleMCS Selection Exploiting Femtocells Utilization in Multicast Transmissions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBouras, C, Kanakis, N, Kokkinos, V, Papachristos, N, Vouyioukas, D
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley InterScience

Multicast-Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) technology, as introduced by the Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) group, is expected to be part of the upcoming cellular systems offering resource efficiency to broadcast services. MBSFN transmission is suitable to serve multicast groups searching the same content. In addition, the fast emerging technology of femtocells networks and their hybrid nature can lead to efficient resource sharing between non-subscribed users when located inside their coverage. The focus of this manuscript is twofold; firstly, we have contacted simulation experiments to compare the MBSFN transmission with the traditional PTP transmission for various femtocell distributions and network topology changes; secondly, a novel multicast transmissions mechanism is proposed from non-subscribed users who exploit femtocells resources for broadcast services, without limiting user’s data requirements. The simulation results lead to a significant system’s performance in terms of average throughput, total capacity and energy consumption.