Performance Evaluation of Video Streaming on LTE with Coexistence of WiFi Signal

Y. J. I. A. Yaqoob, W. L. Pang, S. K. Wong, K. Y. Chan

Abstract


The continuous growth in mobile data traffic and limited license wireless spectrum have led to dramatically increase the demand of the radio spectrum. It is widespread the concern about the coexistence of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiFi in the unlicensed band. There are several techniques have been proposed to enable the coexistence of LTE and WiFi in the unlicensed band, but these works are targeted on the impact of the LTE to the WiFi network performance. An experiment is carried out in this work to evaluate the impact of WiFi signal on the video streaming in the LTE network. The experimental test comprised of the National Instrument (NI) Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) 2953R that is controlled by the LabVIEW Communication LTE Application Framework. Extensive experiments are carried out under two scenarios, i.e. (1) Coexistence of LTE and WiFi signal, (2) LTE signal only. Performance evaluations are carried out with different Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS) values and different mode of operations, i.e. Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode. The results illustrated that the interference from WiFi signal caused the performance degradation of the LTE network in throughput and the power received by User Equipment (UE).


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