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Delayed mobile data offloading scheme for quality of service traffic: Design and analysis
Published in John Wiley and Sons Inc
As the world is entering the era of 5G, we are witnessing exponential growth in the volume of data traffic generated and consumed by mobile devices. Mobile data offloading handles the surge in mobile data traffic by offloading part of the traffic onto the Wi-Fi network. In this context, we design and analyse a quality of service (QoS) enhancement scheme for delayed mobile data offloading. We first consider prioritised queuing of traffic as a scheme for QoS provisioning. Using the concepts of virtual waiting time, renewal process, and level crossing arguments, we derive the average transmission delay of the offloaded and reneged packets of high priority. Next, we mathematically validate the benefit of balking all such packets whose expected virtual waiting time exceeds their deadline. Using a three-dimensional Markov chain model, we derive the required balking probability. Moreover, we merge the technique of balking with prioritisation for improving QoS in delayed offloading. Through an extensive simulation, we validate our analysis and demonstrate how the proposed scheme reduces the transmission delay without sacrificing offloading efficiency. Our investigation has the potential to be adopted in future mobile data offloading standards for improving QoS. © 2021 The Authors. IET Networks published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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PublisherData powered by TypesetJohn Wiley and Sons Inc
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