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New Procedure for Capacity Optimization for Non-Time-Critical Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020700D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

The amount of traffic in communication networks varies greatly with different times of the day or week, whereas the traffic capacity is constant and depends, for instance, on the number of installed NodeBs. In particular for the transfer of large amounts of data for non-real-time applications, the resources could be used more efficiently by transferring these data at times when the traffic is low, especially when the equipment is not changing the cell, as for e.g. fixed installations or mobile terminals during the night. Currently, no mechanism for distributing the traffic load more evenly exists. The operator only has the alternative of rejecting a call. Therefore, a new transmission scheme suited for non-real-time applications is proposed. It is based on requests by the UE (User Equipment) and a corresponding transmission scheduling/queuing by the network. Non-time-critical transmissions demanded by the terminal can be either uplink, e.g. MMS or email transmissions, or downlink, as for example video downloads of overnight events. For the uplink direction the following application procedure is suggested:

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New Procedure for Capacity Optimization for Non-Time-Critical Services

Idea: Dr. Volker Breuer, DE-Berlin; Frank Lamprecht, DE-Berlin; Frederic Charpentier, DE-Berlin

The amount of traffic in communication networks varies greatly with different times of the day or week, whereas the traffic capacity is constant and depends, for instance, on the number of installed NodeBs. In particular for the transfer of large amounts of data for non-real-time applications, the resources could be used more efficiently by transferring these data at times when the traffic is low, especially when the equipment is not changing the cell, as for e.g. fixed installations or mobile terminals during the night. Currently, no mechanism for distributing the traffic load more evenly exists. The operator only has the alternative of rejecting a call. Therefore, a new transmission scheme suited for non-real- time applications is proposed. It is based on requests by the UE (User Equipment) and a corresponding transmission scheduling/queuing by the network.

Non-time-critical transmissions demanded by the terminal can be either uplink, e.g. MMS or email transmissions, or downlink, as for example video downloads of overnight events. For the uplink direction the following application procedure is suggested:

The UE sends a non-real-time transmission request to the NodeB, which may for instance contain the amount of data to be transmitted by the terminal, the target time of completion of the transmission (i.e. maximum acceptable delay), and further prioritization, like the cost or time of the transmission. The network schedules the incoming requests with regard to cer...