Association for Computing Machinery
The proliferation of Smartphones and tablet devices is changing the landscape of user connectivity and data access from predominantly static users to a mix of static and mobile users. While significant advances have been made in wireless transmission strategies (e.g., network-MIMO) to meet the increased demand for capacity, such strategies primarily cater to static users. To cope with growing heterogeneity in data access, it is critical to identify and optimize strategies that can cater to users of various profiles to maximize system performance and more importantly, improve users' quality of experience. Towards this goal, the authors first show that users can be profiled into three distinct categories based on their data access (mobility) and channel coherence characteristics.