A Fairness Load Balancing Algorithm in HWN Using a Multihoming Strategy

  • Yezid Donoso Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia, South America
  • Carlos Lozano-Garzon Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia, South America & Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain
  • Miguel Camelo Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain
  • Pere Vila Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain

Abstract

Due to the growth of the number of intelligent devices and thebroadband requirements, between others technical requirements, of the newapplications, suppose a new challenge in planning, maintenance and resourceallocation in mobile networks for the telecommunication operators. Serviceproviders must ensure a quality of service for users in a new environmentbased in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (HWN). A good way to achievethis goal is to prevent the quantity of services of each mobile users beingconnected to the same access networks and therefore reducing the possibilityof overloading it. This paper presents a load balancing optimization schemethat enables operators to make decisions about re-allocation of each of theservices in different access networks, keeping the required Quality of Service(QoS). In this paper, we propose 1) a mathematical model addressed as afairness resource allocation in order to obtain a global load balancing, and 2) atwo-step algorithm based on the anchor-adjustment heuristic to solve it. Ouralgorithm contribute to unload the network with maximum load while at thesame time, the other networks are balanced. As a result, we show that ouralgorithm finds (near)-optimal solutions while keeps low complexity.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003754970107700504
Published
2014-08-05
How to Cite
DONOSO, Yezid et al. A Fairness Load Balancing Algorithm in HWN Using a Multihoming Strategy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 5, p. 555-569, aug. 2014. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <http://univagora.ro/jour/index.php/ijccc/article/view/1275>. Date accessed: 03 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2014.5.1275.

Keywords

Fairness, load balancing, multihoming, quality of service, heterogeneous wireless networks (HWN)