Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
With the pervasiveness of wireless devices, Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications or Machine-Type Communications (MTC) is emerging to support data transfer among devices without human interaction. In this paper, the authors introduce a tractable queueing model for performance modeling and analysis for heterogeneous MTC. They then demonstrate versatile applications of the proposed queueing model. Firstly, they use the queueing model to study the coexistence between M2M communications of MTC devices and Human-To-Human (H2H) communications in the same networks. They also consider more sophisticated settings, where the MTC User Equipments (UEs) are able to perform the transmission to the macro evolved Node B (eNodeB) or small-cell eNodeB, or perform the relay transmission.