Cooperative game theory based load balancing in long term evolution network
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CitationSaha, S., Hossain, R., & Khan, M. M. I. (2015). Cooperative game theory based load balancing in long term evolution network. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Computer and Information Engineering, ICCIE 2015, 154-157. doi:10.1109/CCIE.2015.7399302
Long term evolution (LTE) network, incompatible with 2G and 3G networks is the most promising technology for wireless communication with higher speed and capacity. Self-organized load balancing is an important research issue for the wireless networks. Game theory provides an efficient way to provide self-organizing properties in a distributed environment like LTE networks. Load balancing means to assign users from highly loaded cells to neighbor lower loaded cells. The amount of load needs to be offloaded or accepted by a particular cell is not really specified and currently totally vendor specified. In our proposed cooperative game theoretic approach, each cell is considered as a player where they trade the load by forming a coalition by satisfying the overall performance of the network. Simulation results show that our proposed method provides better performance in terms of satisfied users and adjusted load values.