Semi-Distributed Radio Resource Management for Elastic Traffic in a Hybrid Network
Owing to the proliferation of different Radio Access Technologies (RAT) in the same operating area, a mobile user is capable of connecting concomitantly to diverse wireless networks in order to meet more easily its target performance. In this paper, the authors consider the downlink of a multi-class hybrid network with two RATs: WiMAX and 3G LTE. They put forward a semi-distributed Radio Resource Management (RRM) scheme for elastic traffic where both the system and mobile users intervene in the resource management policy. The proposed scheduling scheme is original in the sense that users with elastic traffic have a counterintuitive behavior: they will try to occupy the least amount possible of bandwidth to accommodate QoS stringent streaming traffic.