Filtering Methods for Efficient Dynamic Access Control in 5G Massive Machine-Type Communication Scenarios
AbstractOne of the three main use cases of the fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) is massive machine-type communications (mMTC). The latter refers to the highly synchronized accesses to the cellular base stations from a great number of wireless devices, as a product of the automated exchange of small amounts of data. Clearly, an efficient mMTC is required to support the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Nevertheless, the method to change from idle to connected mode, known as the random access procedure (RAP), of 4G has been directly inherited by 5G, at least, until the first phase of standardization. Research has demonstrated the RAP is inefficient to support mMTC, hence, access control schemes are needed to obtain an adequate performance. In this paper, we compare the benefits of using different filtering methods to configure an access control scheme included in the 5G standards: the access class barring (ACB), according to the intensity of access requests. These filtering methods are a key component of our proposed ACB configuration scheme, which can lead to more than a three-fold increase in the probability of successfully completing the random access procedure under the most typical network configuration and mMTC scenario. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Leyva-Mayorga, I.; Rodriguez-Hernandez, M.A.; Pla, V.; Martinez-Bauset, J. Filtering Methods for Efficient Dynamic Access Control in 5G Massive Machine-Type Communication Scenarios. Electronics 2019, 8, 27.
Leyva-Mayorga I, Rodriguez-Hernandez MA, Pla V, Martinez-Bauset J. Filtering Methods for Efficient Dynamic Access Control in 5G Massive Machine-Type Communication Scenarios. Electronics. 2019; 8(1):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Leyva-Mayorga, Israel; Rodriguez-Hernandez, Miguel A.; Pla, Vicent; Martinez-Bauset, Jorge. 2019. "Filtering Methods for Efficient Dynamic Access Control in 5G Massive Machine-Type Communication Scenarios." Electronics 8, no. 1: 27.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.