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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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
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Telecommunications Congress 2014 (WTC 2014)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783800736027
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Telecommunications Congress 2014 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 1 Jun 20143 Jun 2014


ConferenceWorld Telecommunications Congress 2014
Abbreviated titleWTC 2014

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