Multi-Radio Mobile Device: Evaluation of Hybrid Node Between WiFi and LTE Networks
With the ubiquitous wireless network coverage, Machine-Type Communications (MTCs) is emerging to enable data transfers using devices/sensors without need for human interaction. In this paper, the authors introduce a comprehensive simulation scenario for modeling and analysis heterogeneous MTC. They demonstrate the most expected scenario of MTC communication using the IEEE 802.11 standard for direct communication between sensors and for transmitting data between individual sensor and Machine-Type Communication Gateway (MTCG). The MTCG represents the hybrid node serving as a bridge between two heterogeneous networks (Wi-Fi and LTE).