Stochastic geometry model for multi-channel fog radio access networks

Mostafa Emara, Hesham Elsawy, Sameh Sorour, Samir Al-Ghadhban, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri

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Cache-enabled base station (BS) densification, denoted as a fog radio access network (F-RAN), is foreseen as a key component of 5G cellular networks. F-RAN enables storing popular files at the network edge (i.e., BS caches), which empowers local communication and alleviates traffic congestions at the core/backhaul network. The hitting probability, which is the probability of successfully transmitting popular files request from the network edge, is a fundamental key performance indicator (KPI) for F-RAN. This paper develops a scheduling aware mathematical framework, based on stochastic geometry, to characterize the hitting probability of F-RAN in a multi-channel environment. To this end, we assess and compare the performance of two caching distribution schemes, namely, uniform caching and Zipf caching. The numerical results show that the commonly used single channel environment leads to pessimistic assessment for the hitting probability of F-RAN. Furthermore, the numerical results manifest the superiority of the Zipf caching scheme and quantify the hitting probability gains in terms of the number of channels and cache size.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9783901882906
StatePublished - Jun 29 2017


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