LWIR: LTE-WLAN Integration at RLC Layer with Virtual WLAN Scheduler for Efficient Aggregation

Conference/Journal
IEEE
Authors
Prashant Sharma Ajay Brahmakshatriya Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma Antony Franklin
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Abstract
Abstract: LTE-WLAN Aggregation (LWA) at Radio Access Network (RAN) level offers better performance compared to other WLAN inter-working and offloading mechanisms due to its tighter integration. In rel. &# 126; 13, 3GPP standardized an LWA architecture which works at the Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer of LTE eNodeB and provides packet- level steering. But this architecture provides sub-optimal performance because of various delays incurred on both sender (eNodeB) and receiver (UE) sides. To overcome this, we ...