Distributed $\alpha$ -Optimal User Association and Cell Load Balancing in Wireless Networks

  title={Distributed \$\alpha\$ -Optimal User Association and Cell Load Balancing in Wireless Networks},
  author={Hongseok Kim and Gustavo de Veciana and XiangYing Yang and Muthaiah Venkatachalam},
  journal={IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking},
In this paper, we develop a framework for user association in infrastructure-based wireless networks, specifically focused on flow-level cell load balancing under spatially inhomogeneous traffic distributions. Our work encompasses several different user association policies: rate-optimal, throughput-optimal, delay-optimal, and load-equalizing, which we collectively denote α-optimal user association. We prove that the optimal load vector ρ* that minimizes a generalized system performance… CONTINUE READING
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