The Gap between Expectation & Reality: Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS)

Syahiran Ahmad, Sameh Musleh, Rosdiadee Nordin

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Abstract

In this paper, the performance of LTE networks have been analyzed and compared with the original target outputs, as specified in LTE Release 8. The test is done by executing a real drive test, which is executed in a sub-urban campus environment. The drive-test was performed in both in-building and outdoor environments. The user mobility affects the received user throughput, as well the 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. Most test cases used FTP Traffic in both uplink and downlink testing scenarios. The performance indicators considered is the RSSI (dBm), the average user-throughput (kb/s) and the round trip delay (ms). The results showed sufficient coverage within the campus area from both operators. The recorded user throughput reading is way below the target rate specified in LTE Release 8. This is because the terrain profile (hilly areas) and foliage (thick & tall trees) within the campus areas affecting the measured throughput. The round trip time found to be almost similar to the target (<20 ms).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages164-168
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467383233
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016
Event9th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation - Asia Modelling Symposium, AMS 2015 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Sep 20159 Sep 2015

Other

Other9th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation - Asia Modelling Symposium, AMS 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/9/159/9/15

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Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Mobile Systems
Test System
Network Performance
Network performance
Throughput
Term
Target
Network Evolution
Mobile Services
Performance Indicators
Uplink
Mobile Networks
Wireless networks
Coverage
Traffic
Sufficient
Testing
Scenarios
Software

Keywords

  • coverage
  • drive test
  • HSPA+
  • LTE Release 8
  • mobile network
  • performance metrics
  • TEMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Ahmad, S., Musleh, S., & Nordin, R. (2016). The Gap between Expectation & Reality: Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS). In Proceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (pp. 164-168). [7725315] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AMS.2015.34

The Gap between Expectation & Reality : Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS). / Ahmad, Syahiran; Musleh, Sameh; Nordin, Rosdiadee.

Proceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 164-168 7725315.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, S, Musleh, S & Nordin, R 2016, The Gap between Expectation & Reality: Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS). in Proceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation., 7725315, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 164-168, 9th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation - Asia Modelling Symposium, AMS 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7/9/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/AMS.2015.34
Ahmad S, Musleh S, Nordin R. The Gap between Expectation & Reality: Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS). In Proceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 164-168. 7725315 https://doi.org/10.1109/AMS.2015.34
Ahmad, Syahiran ; Musleh, Sameh ; Nordin, Rosdiadee. / The Gap between Expectation & Reality : Long Term Evolution (LTE) &Third Generation (3G) Network Performance in Campus with Test Mobile System (TEMS). Proceedings - AMS 2015: Asia Modelling Symposium 2015 - Asia 9th International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 164-168
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