Rethinking Mobile Data Offloading for LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum

  title={Rethinking Mobile Data Offloading for LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum},
  author={Qimei Chen and Guanding Yu and Amine Maaref and Geoffrey Ye Li and Aiping Huang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
Traditional mobile data offloading transfers cellular users to WiFi networks to relieve the cellular system from the pressure of the ever-increasing data traffic load. However, the spectrum utilization of the WiFi network is bound to suffer from potential packet collisions due to its contention-based access protocol, especially when the number of competing WiFi users grows large. To tackle this problem, we propose transferring some WiFi users to be served by the LTE system, in contrast to the… CONTINUE READING
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