On the Fairness of Wi-Fi and LTE-LAA Coexistence [article]

Morteza Mehrnoush, Sumit Roy
2018 arXiv   pre-print
With both small-cell LTE and 802.11 networks now available as alternatives for deployment in unlicensed bands at 5 GHz, investigation into their coexistence is a topic of great interest. 3GPP Rel. 14 has standardized LTE licensed assisted access (LAA) that seeks to make LTE more coexistence friendly with Wi-Fi by incorporating listen before talk (LBT). However, the fairness of Wi-Fi and LTE-LAA sharing is a topic that has not been adequately explored. In this work, we first investigate the 3GPP
more » ... definition of fair coexistence in [1] via new analytical models. By tuning the LTE-LAA parameters, we exemplify scenarios when the 3GPP notion of fairness is achieved and conversely, when not achieved. The formal notions of access and proportional fairness is then considered for these scenarios to compare and contrast with the 3GPP definition.
arXiv:1805.03501v1 fatcat:gobkhbzn2rcq5ftpec43hhxt34