Multicast Scheduling in Cellular Data Networks

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Multicast Scheduling in Cellular Data Networks
— Multicast is an efficient means of transmitting the same content to multiple receivers while minimizing network resource usage. Applications that can benefit from multicast such as multimedia streaming and download, are now being deployed over 3G wireless data networks. Existing multicast schemes transmit data at a fixed rate that can accommodate the farthest located users in a cell. However, users belonging to the same multicast group can have widely different channel conditions. Thus existing schemes are too conservative by limiting the throughput of users close to the base station. We propose two proportional fair multicast scheduling algorithms that can adapt to dynamic channel states in cellular data networks that use time division multiplexing: Inter-group Proportional Fairness (IPF) and Multicast Proportional Fairness (MPF). These scheduling algorithms take into account (1) reported data rate requests from users which dynamically change to match their link states to the b...
Hyungsuk Won, Han Cai, Do Young Eun, Katherine Guo
Added 03 Jun 2010
Updated 03 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Hyungsuk Won, Han Cai, Do Young Eun, Katherine Guo, Arun N. Netravali, Injong Rhee, Krishan K. Sabnani
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