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HSDPA flow level performance: The impact of key system and traffic aspects

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Author: Berg, H. van den · Litjens, R. · Laverman, J.
Publisher: ACM
Place: New York, NY
Institution: TNO Telecom
Source:Balsamo S.Chiasserini C.F.Donatiello L., ACM MSWiM 2004 - Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, 4-6 October 2004, Venezia, Italy, 283-292
Identifier: 238167
Keywords: Informatics · HSDPA · Link adaptation · Multipath fading · Packet scheduling · Performance evaluation · Spatial fairness · UMTS · Computer system recovery · Feedback · Packet networks · Quality of service · Scheduling · Telecommunication traffic


We present a flow-level performance evaluation for a UMTS/HSDPA network. The results provide thorough insights into the performance impact of a number of key system, environment and traffic aspects, e.g. terminal location, the presence of intercellular interference, the intrinsic feedback delay in the channel quality indications, soft combining of retransmissions and the applied packet scheduling scheme. The contribution of the identified key aspects in the experienced service quality and spatial fairness is assessed by evaluating gradually more 'complete' scenarios. Copyright 2004 ACM.