Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT): Performance Evaluation in 5G Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

HASSAN MALIK, Jeffrey Leonel Redondo Sarmiento, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Muhammad Ali Imran

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Abstract

Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a promising cellular technology for enabling future low power wireless area networks (LPWANs). NB-IoT aims to provide seamless connectivity to massive IoT devices that require low throughput, low power, and long-range communication. NB-IoT is based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) with a system bandwidth of 180 KHz. Due to such limited bandwidth requirement, NB-IoT can be deployed within the LTE band. However, considering the future heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNet) comprising of multiple small cells operating under a macro cell environment. In this case, when NB-IoT is deployed, the inter-cell interference becomes worse due to the interference from the macro cell users as well. This raises serious concerns on the performance of NB-IoT. Therefore, in this paper, an extensive investigation of NB-IoT performance in terms of throughput and power consumption is presented in different HetNet deployment strategies. Moreover, an evaluation of cooperative resource allocation scheme for NB-IoT is also discussed in detail. The results show a significant impact on the performance of NB-IoT in HetNet environment. It is observed that, with the cooperative scheme, the gains of up to 24% in average throughput and reduction of 72% in energy consumption can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 24th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1016-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1017-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networking (CAMAD) - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 11 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Electronic)2378-4873

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networking (CAMAD)
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period11/09/1913/09/19

Keywords

  • NB-IoT
  • IoT
  • mMTC
  • HetNet
  • Performance Evaluation

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    MALIK, HASSAN., Redondo Sarmiento, J. L., Alam, M. M., & Ali Imran, M. (2019). Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT): Performance Evaluation in 5G Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. In 2019 IEEE 24th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) (pp. 1-6). (IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD; Vol. 2019-September). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CAMAD.2019.8858461