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Mobility-Centric Analysis of Communication Offloading for Heterogeneous Internet of Things Devices

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Original languageEnglish
Article number3761075
Number of pages11
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Today, the number of interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) devices is growing tremendously followed by an increase in the density of cellular base stations. This trend has an adverse effect on the power efficiency of communication, since each new infrastructure node requires a significant amount of energy. Numerous enablers are already in place to offload the scarce cellular spectrum, thus allowing utilization of more energy-efficient short-range radio technologies for user content dissemination, such as moving relay stations and network-assisted direct connectivity. In this work, we contribute a new mathematical framework aimed at analyzing the impact of network offloading on the probabilistic characteristics related to the quality of service and thus helping relieve the energy burden on infrastructure network deployments.