The design of effective radio resource management policies for group-oriented services in beyond-4G networks is attracting the interest of the research community. Along this line, this paper analyzes some novel approaches that take advantages of the Device to Device (D2D) communication paradigm with the aim of improving the session quality experienced by mobile users in terms of delay and energy consumption. The basic idea is to enable receivers with a bad cellular link from the evolved Node B (eNodeB) to receive the multicast service through another mobile device located in proximity over a direct link. Two schemes are proposed that exploit different radio technologies to enable nearby multicast subscribers to establish direct local links, either Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) or Wi-Fi Direct. The effectiveness of the proposed solutions is demonstrated through a comprehensive simulative analysis and compared with traditional techniques that only exploit point-to-multipoint communication from the eNodeB to all the group members not taking advantages of the multi-user diversity or alternative network technologies to serve the multicast users.
|Titolo:||When D2D communication improves group oriented services in beyond 4G networks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|