An Enhanced Mechanism for Efficient Assignment of Multiple sessions towards LTE

TitleAn Enhanced Mechanism for Efficient Assignment of Multiple sessions towards LTE
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBouras, C, Alexiou, A, Kokkinos, V
Conference NameThe 12th ACM Annual Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless Mobile Systems, Tenerife, The Canary Islands, Spain
Date Published26 - 30 October
KeywordsLTE, MBMS, Power Control, UMTS

The provision of rich multimedia services, such as Mobile TV, is considered of key importance for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) proliferation in mobile market. To this direction, Evolved - Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (E-MBMS) that targets at the efficient delivery of multimedia data from a single source entity to multiple destinations, is envisaged to play an instrumental role during LTE standardization process. However, both LTE and E-MBMS performance are limited by the base station?s transmission power. As an aftermath, efficient power allocation techniques should be implemented so as to ensure the mass provision of multimedia applications to mobile users. This paper proposes a novel mechanism for efficient radio bearer selection during E-MBMS transmissions in LTE networks. The proposed mechanism is based on the concept of transport channels combination in any cell of the network. Most significantly, the mechanism exploits the performance enhancements emerged from Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antennas used in LTE networks and manages to efficiently deliver multiple E-MBMS sessions. The proposed mechanism is thoroughly evaluated and compared with several radio bearer selection mechanisms existing in bibliography.