Radio Resource Management Scheme for URLLC and EMBB coexistence in a Cell-Less Radio Access network

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We address the latency challenges in a high-density and high-load scenario for an ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) network which may coexist with enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) services in the evolving wireless communication networks. We propose a new radio resource management (RRM) scheme consisting of a combination of time domain (TD) and frequency domain (FD) schedulers specific for URLLC and eMBB users. We also develop a user ranking algorithm from a radio unit (RU) perspective, which is employed by the TD scheduler to increase the efficiency of scheduling in terms of resource consumption in large-scale networks. Therefore, the optimized and novel resource scheduling scheme reduces latency for the URLLC users (requesting a URLLC service) in an efficient resource utilization manner to support scenarios with high user density. At the same time, this RRM scheme, while minimizing the latency, it also overcomes another important challenge of eMBB users (requesting an eMBB service), namely the throughput of those who coexist in such highly loaded scenario with URLLC users. The effectiveness of our proposed scheme including time and frequency domain (TD and FD) schedulers is analyzed. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme improves the latency of URLLC users and throughput of the eMBB users compared to the baseline scheme. The proposed scheme has a 29% latency improvement for URLLC and 90% signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) improvement for eMBB users as compared with conventional scheduling policies.
Urllc, Rrm, 5g and beyond networks, Cell-less, Radio access network
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Kooshki, F., García Armada, A., Mowla, M. M., & Flizikowski, A. (2023). Radio Resource Management Scheme for URLLC and EMBB coexistence in a Cell-Less Radio Access network. IEEE Access, 11, 25090-25101.