Empirical study on performance evaluation between long term evolution (LTE), third generation (3G) and TV white space availability for wireless campus network

Rosdiadee Nordin, Anabi Hilary Kelechi, Mohd Hazree Easa, Syahiran Ahmad

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Abstract

University campuses are increasingly relying on wireless communication as the preferred media to access the web. Hence, there is a need to conduct on site performance evaluation on the existing wireless standards with the view of analyzing their expected and actual performance. In this paper, a drive-test was performed on three (3) wireless standards of LTE Release 8, 3G and Television White Space (TVWS). The drive-test was performed in both in-building and outdoor environments in a sub-urban campus settings. Results from LTE Release 8, 3G indicate that user mobility affects the received user throughput and Reference Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI). The test cases are executed by using a real LTE user equipment, equipped with ASCOM’s TEMS software on a live 3G and 4G mobile networks for the both Malaysian mobile service providers; Maxis and Celcom. The results showed sufficient coverage within the campus area from both operators. On the other hand, results from field experiment indicate that TVWS is available on the campus. TVWS presents significant new opportunities within the context of emerging 4G networks for deploying new wireless access technology capable of meeting students expectation in terms of throughput and increasing broadband access for the fraction when the legacy 4G networks experience coverage blackout.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology
Volume17
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Empirical Study
Performance Evaluation
Wireless networks
Availability
Television
Coverage
Throughput
Term
Mobile Services
Field Experiment
Mobile Networks
Wireless Communication
Broadband
Sufficient
Software
Students
Operator
Communication
Standards

Keywords

  • Coverage
  • Drive test
  • HSPA+
  • LTE Release 8
  • Mobile network
  • Performance metrics
  • TEMS
  • TV White Space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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