3G Femto or 802.11g WiFi: Which is the Best Indoor Data Solution Today?

Niels T.K. Jørgensen, Ignacio Rodriguez Larrad, Jan Elling, Preben Mogensen

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In this paper HSPA Release 6 femto and IEEE 802.11g WiFi indoor data solutions are investigated from an end user perspective. Femto and WiFi access points are deployed at typical locations in an urban environment and end user performance is measured. Three key performance indicators (KPI) were defined - downlink and uplink user data rates, latency and mobile power consumption. These three KPIs are of high importance when choosing an indoor data solution. Our measurements show that the downlink and uplink data rates of the WiFi solution are significantly higher than femto data rates. Similarly, latency results show that WiFi outperforms the femto solution. Especially, the radio resource control (RRC) connection set-up time increases the latency for the femto. In terms of idle power consumption the best results are obtained when the mobile camps on the femto. Whereas, WiFi performs best in all active mode power consumption measurements. Based on our KPIs, the preferred indoor data solution today is WiFi. The deciding factor is the combined latency and power performance of the WiFi, where WiFi outperforms the femto.
TitelVehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 2014 IEEE 80th
Antal sider5
Publikationsdato17 sep. 2014
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4799-4449-1
StatusUdgivet - 17 sep. 2014
BegivenhedIEEE Vehicular technology Conference Fall 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
Varighed: 14 sep. 201417 sep. 2014


KonferenceIEEE Vehicular technology Conference Fall 2014
NavnI E E E V T S Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings


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