Congestion-based pricing resource management in broadband wireless networks

Najah Abuali, Mohammad Hayajneh, Hossam Hassanein

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    Supporting the diverse QoS requirements of multimedia applications is an essential requirement for broadband wireless access (BWA) networks. Due to the projected dynamics in traffic patterns, more capable resource management functionalities are needed. We propose a game-theoretic, congestion-based pricing scheduler that incorporates two sub-schemes: a bandwidth provisioning sub-scheme to address the bandwidth scarcity to provision in fourth generation (4G) BWA technologies and an efficient packet scheduler sub-scheme. To the best of our knowledge, the proposed scheduler is the first one to simultaneously control congestion and fairness while providing differentiated QoS guarantees in BWA networks. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme realizes our objectives of controlling congestion, providing differentiated QoS guarantees, and catering to proportional fairness among the different network classes and among connections within the same class.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5494768
    Pages (from-to)2600-2610
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


    • Congestion control
    • QoS
    • game theory
    • radio resource management (RRM)
    • scheduling

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Mathematics


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