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Characterizing the Degree of LTE Involvement in Supporting Session Continuity in Street Deployment of NR Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computer and Communication Networks - 22nd International Conference, DCCN 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsVladimir M. Vishnevskiy, Dmitry V. Kozyrev, Konstantin E. Samouylov, Dmitry V. Kozyrev
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030366131
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Distributed and Computer and Communication Networks - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 23 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Distributed and Computer and Communication Networks
CountryRussian Federation


The prospective roll out of recently standardized New Radio (NR) systems operating in millimeter wave frequency band pose unique challenges to network engineers. In this context, the support of NR-based vehicle-to-infrastructure communications is of special interest due to potentially high speeds of user equipment and semi-stochastic dynamic blockage conditions of propagation paths between UE and BR base station (BS). In this conditions even the use of advanced NR functionalities such as multiconnectivity supporting active connections to multiple BSs located nearby may not fully eliminate outages. Thus, to preserve session continuity for UEs located on vehicles a degree of LTE support might be required. In this paper, we quantify the amount of LTE support required to maintain session continuity in street deployment of NR systems supporting multiconnectivity capabilities. Particularly, we demonstrate that it is heavily affected by the traffic conditions, inter-site distance between NR BSs and the degree of multiconnectivity.


  • Blockage, LTE support, Millimeter wave, Multiconnectivity, New Radio, Outage, Street deployment

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