A vendor-independent resource control framework for WiMAX

Pedro Neves, Tuomas Nissilä, Telmo Pereira, Ilkka Harjula, João Monteiro, Kostas Pentikousis, Susana Sargento, Francisco Fontes

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    In this paper, a novel solution to dynamically control the resources of a WiMAX system is proposed. The presented solution is aligned with the NGN trends, as well as with the WiMAX Forum guidelines and architecture. The interaction with the WiMAX systems is performed through SNMP, supporting the standardized IEEE 802.16f MIB. Furthermore, the paper defines an horizontal abstraction layer, hiding the WiMAX equipments specific functionalities from the network control plane, thus providing robustness and vendor independency. In order to verify the performance of the proposed framework, a WiMAX testbed has been installed, and a set of measurements have been made, showing that the proposed system ensures a quick resource allocation, even for a large number of simultaneous resource reservation requests.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2008
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2702-4, 978-1-4244-2703-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
    Duration: 6 Jul 20089 Jul 2008


    ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2008
    Abbreviated titleISCC 2008


    • Resource control
    • WiMAX


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