Tailoring LTE-Advanced for M2M Communication using Wireless Inband Relay Node

Conference: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014
06/01/2014 - 06/03/2014 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: WTC 2014 - World Telecommunications Congress 2014

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ahmad, Farhan; Marwat, Safdar Nawaz Khan; Goerg, Carmelita (Communication Networks (ComNets), University of Bremen, Germany)
Zaki, Yasir (Computer Science Department, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

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.