Communication cost analysis of MBSFN in LTE

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Communication cost analysis of MBSFN in LTE
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the latest step towards the 4th generation (4G) of radio technologies designed to increase the capacity and speed of mobile communications. To support Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS), LTE offers the possibility to transmit Multimedia Broadcast multicast service over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN), where a time-synchronized common waveform is transmitted from multiple cells for a given duration. In this paper we analytically present the MBSFN delivery method and evaluate its performance. The critical parameters of primary interest for the evaluation of the scheme are the packet delivery cost and its scalability. To this direction, a telecommunication cost analysis of the MBMS service is presented based on the transmission cost over the air interface, as well as the costs of all interfaces and nodes of the MBSFN architecture. Since the performance of the MBSFN scheme mainly depends on the configuration of the LTE network that is under inves...
Antonios G. Alexiou, Christos Bouras, Vasileios Ko
Added 14 Feb 2011
Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Antonios G. Alexiou, Christos Bouras, Vasileios Kokkinos, George Tsichritzis
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