Distributed cloud association in downlink multicloud radio access networks

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This paper considers a multicloud radio access network (M-CRAN), wherein each cloud serves a cluster of base-stations (BS's) which are connected to the clouds through high capacity digital links. The network comprises several remote users, where each user can be connected to one (and only one) cloud. This paper studies the user-to-cloud-assignment problem by maximizing a network-wide utility subject to practical cloud connectivity constraints. The paper solves the problem by using an auction-based iterative algorithm, which can be implemented in a distributed fashion through a reasonable exchange of information between the clouds. The paper further proposes a centralized heuristic algorithm, with low computational complexity. Simulations results show that the proposed algorithms provide appreciable performance improvements as compared to the conventional cloud-less assignment solutions. © 2015 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 49th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479984282
StatePublished - Mar 2015


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