Cellular multi-coverage with non-uniform rates

Omer Gurewitz, Yakov Sandomirsky, Gabriel Scalosub

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Recent advances in the standardization of 4G cellular networks introduce the notion of multi-coverage, where multiple base stations may collaboratively satisfy the demands of mobile users. We provide a theoretical model for studying such multi-coverage environments, in highly heterogeneous settings, where users demands and profits may vary, as can base stations' capacities and the rates with which they can service the users. Whereas previous works provided solutions that were only applicable to scenarios where rates are uniform throughout the network, or allowed a mobile user to be serviced by at most one base station, we present several algorithms for the multi-coverage problem in the presence of non-uniform rates, and analyze their performance. We complete our study by a simulation study that further validates our results and provides further insight into algorithm design, depending on the users' characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2014 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479933600
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 27 Apr 20142 May 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Conference33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014
CityToronto, ON

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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