Power Counting for optimized capacity in MBMS enabled UTRAN

Andreas Panayides, Christophoros Christophorou, Josephine Antoniou, Andreas Pitsillides, Vasos Vassiliou

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MBMS bearer services can be provided in each cell by either Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint transmission mode but for efficiency a decision has to be made between the two approaches. Initially, the fundamental criterion used to make this decision was the number of MBMS users in a cell (UE Counting). In this paper we extend our previous work, which proposed the power transmitted by the Base Station (BS) as the channel switching criterion (Power Counting). We evaluate our approach and illustrate its capability to dynamically adapt to continuously varying cell conditions by selecting the transmission mode in a more efficient way, preserving in this way the network's resources. At the same time we demonstrate the limitations of the conventional approach, in terms of radio resource efficiency. We show that by having the power used by the BS as the limiting factor we achieve optimized capacity during the transmission of MBMS bearer services in UTRAN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications 2008, ISCC 2008
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 6 Jul 20089 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
ISSN (Print)1530-1346


Conference13th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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