A Group-Based Communication Scheme Based on the Location Information of MTC Devices in Cellular Networks
Recent standardization efforts in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) have made the Long Term Evolution (LTE) system a very attractive radio access technology for various types of devices and applications. However, the system has not yet been optimized to support diverse traffic profiles. In this paper, the authors propose a group-based communication scheme to alleviate inefficiencies in the radio access network. The proposed scheme groups multiple connections triggered by different User Equipments (UEs). For the efficient grouping of the UEs, the location information of the Machine-Type Communication (MTC) devices is utilized to identify each group.