January 01, 2018

Fair Dynamic Spectrum Management for QRD-Based Precoding with User Encoding Ordering in Downstream G.fast Transmission

In next generation DSL networks such as G.fast, employing discrete multi-tone transmission in high frequencies up to 212 MHz, the crosstalk among lines reaches very high levels. To precompensate the crosstalk in downstream transmission, QRD-based precoding has been proposed as a near-optimal dynamic spectrum management (DSM) technique. However, the performance of QRD-based precoding is greatly affected by the user encoding ordering (UEO). Since current multi-tone UEO methods are rather heuristic in the way they approach fairness, we develop in this paper a set of novel DSM algorithms for joint power allocation and UEO that enforce a generalized fairness policy. Since finding the globally optimal UEO entails a combinatorial optimization problem with excessive computational complexity, an iterative algorithm is proposed that uses pertone exhaustive searches (PTES's) and provides near-optimal approximate solutions. To further reduce the computational complexity, two suboptimal methods are suggested to replace the expensive PTES's, leading to two additional fair DSM algorithms that are tractable for large scenarios against little performance loss. Simulations of a G.fast cable binder show that the α-fair DSM algorithms achieve an efficient trade-off between fairness and performance in contrast to current UEO methods.

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