March 20, 2017

LWIP and Wi-Fi Boost Link Management

  • K S.
  • Kim B.
  • Ling J.
  • Lopez-Perez D.
  • Ming Ding
  • Vasudevan S.

3GPP LWIP Release 13 technology and its prestandard version Wi-Fi Boost have recently emerged as an efficient LTE and Wi-Fi integration at the IP layer, allowing uplink on LTE and downlink on Wi-Fi. This solves all the contention problems of Wi-Fi and allows an optimum usage of the unlicensed band for downlink. In this paper, we present a new feature of Wi-Fi Boost, its radio link management, which allows to steer the downlink traffic between both LTE and Wi-Fi upon congestion detection in an intelligent manner. This customised congestion detection algorithm is based on IP probing, and can work with any Wi-Fi access point. Simulation results in a typical enterprise scenario show that LWIP R13 and Wi-Fi Boost can enhance network performance up to 5x and 6x over LTE-only, and 4x and 5x over Wi-Fi only networks, respectively, and that the the proposed radio link management can further improve Wi-Fi Boost performance over LWIP R13 up to 19 %. Based on the promising results, this paper suggests to enhance LWIP R13 user feedback in future LTE releases.

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  • Raz D.
  • Segall I.

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The Actual Cost of Software Switching for NFV Chaining

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Coexistence-aware dynamic channel allocation for 3.5 GHz shared spectrum systems

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