Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

LTE_FICC: A New Mechanism for Provision of QoS and Congestion Control in LTE/LTE-Advanced Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_67,
        author={Fatima Furqan and Doan Hoang},
        title={LTE_FICC: A New Mechanism for Provision of QoS and Congestion Control in LTE/LTE-Advanced Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 10th International Conference, MOBIQUITOUS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, December 2-4, 2013,  Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={Congestion control QoS Fairness Throughput Queuing delay LTE Opnet},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_67}
    }
    
  • Fatima Furqan
    Doan Hoang
    Year: 2014
    LTE_FICC: A New Mechanism for Provision of QoS and Congestion Control in LTE/LTE-Advanced Networks
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_67
Fatima Furqan1,*, Doan Hoang1,*
  • 1: University of Technology
*Contact email: Fatima.furqan@student.uts.edu.au, dhoang@it.uts.edu.au

Abstract

In Long Term Evolution (LTE)/LTE-Advanced architecture, the basic schedulers allocate resources without taking congestion at the Evolved NodeB (eNodeB’s) output buffer into account. This leads to buffer overflows and deterioration in overall Quality of Service (QoS). Congestion avoidance and fair bandwidth allocation is hardly considered in existing research for the LTE/LTE-Advanced uplink connections. This paper introduces a mechanism for LTE and LTE-Advanced, ), to control congestion at an eNodeB. LTEFICC jointly exists with the scheduler at the eNodeB to guarantee efficient traffic scheduling, in order to make the output buffer operate around a target operating point. LTEFICC also overcomes the problem of unfair bandwidth allocation among the flows that share the same eNodeB interface. LTEFICC is simple, robust and scalable, as it uses per queue rather than per flow accounting. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, simulations were performed in Opnet using LTE module. The results demonstrated that LTEFICC controls the eNodeB buffer effectively; prevents overflows; and ensures the QoS of flows in terms of fair bandwidth allocation, improved throughput and reduced queuing delay.