WRN: Improving System Performance in 3G Networks Through Fixed Multi-Hop Relay Nodes
Source: University of Central Florida
Non-uniform coverage and low system throughput due to location dependent fading in cellular networks is a major bottleneck in providing quality of service. Moreover, the growing number of stand-alone Wi-Fi hotspots is creating competition for the 3G cellular networks. This paper proposes an architecture which augments the existing 3G downlink technology with Wi-Fi like relay nodes leveraging benefits of both forms to improve the 3G system performance and provide uniform coverage throughout the cell.