Session-level control in heterogeneous mobile radio networks with device-to-device connections

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In the emerging fifth-generation mobile networks, the challenge of system capacity and user connection quality boosting becomes increasingly important. To this aim, it is possible to apply a novel direct communication technique that is built upon device-to-device (D2D) connectivity. Such heterogeneous interactions allow to offload data flows from a cellular network into the D2D system, which may operate in unlicensed frequencies. However, there emerge several problems with interference coordination and radio resource allocation. This work considers a model of the direct communication system with cellular assistance, which serves user-initiated data flows (sessions), as well as proposes an algorithm to control traffic offloading from a cellular network onto the D2D connections. Analytical and simulation results are offered to investigate this heterogeneous system with D2D communication capabilities.

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Sergey D Andreev

Tampere University of Technology

Author for correspondence.

Cand.Sc., Ph.D., senior research scientist at Tampere University of Technology, Finland

1, Korkeakoulunkatu, Tampere, 33720, Finland

Konstantin E Samouylov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Department of Applied Probability and Informatics of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Andrey M Tyurlikov

Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation


Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Department of Infocommunication Systems of Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

67, B. Morskaia str., Saint-Petersburg, 190000, Russian Federation


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