Tailoring LTE-advanced for M2M communication using wireless inband relay node

Farhan Ahmad, Safdar Nawaz Khan Marwat, Yasir Zaki, Carmelita Görg

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Abstract

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication is one of the newest research fields today and is expected to play a vital role in business areas such as e-healthcare, logistics etc. Mobile communication standards, such as Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) are designed to provide high data rate and broadband services to human-based communication. However, the nature of M2M traffic is different as terminals usually have to transmit small amounts of data infrequently. In this paper, we evaluate an LTE-A Relay Node (RN) based solution to integrate M2M devices into mobile cellular networks. We develop an M2M scenario consisting of both e-healthcare and logistic devices along with normal LTE-A users in our simulation model using OPNET modeler. The simulation results indicate the better performance of LTE-A network if RN is used for the multiplexing and aggregation of M2M data traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9783800736027
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventWorld Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 3 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of World Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014

Other

OtherWorld Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period6/1/146/3/14

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Keywords

  • E-healthcare
  • LTE-A
  • Logistics
  • M2M
  • Multiplexing
  • Relay Node

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ahmad, F., Marwat, S. N. K., Zaki, Y., & Görg, C. (2014). Tailoring LTE-advanced for M2M communication using wireless inband relay node. In Proceedings of World Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014 [6840028] (Proceedings of World Telecommunications Congress 2014, WTC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..