Downlink scheduling in CDMA data networks

Anand Bedekar*, Sem Borst, Kavita Ramanan, Phil Whiting, Edmund Yeh

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We identify properties of optimal scheduling schemes for downlink traffic in a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) data-only network. Under idealised assumptions, we show that it is optimal for each base station to transmit to at most one delay-tolerant user at a time. Moreover we prove that a base station, when on, should transmit at maximum power for optimality. For a linear network, we characterise the optimal schedule as the solution to a linear program. As a by-product, our analysis yields bounds on throughput gains obtainable from downlink scheduling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780357965
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference - GLOBECOM'99 - Rio de Janeiro, Braz
Duration: 5 Dec 19999 Dec 1999


Other1999 IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference - GLOBECOM'99
CityRio de Janeiro, Braz


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