Journal of Computer Science

Comparative Study of Packet Scheduling Algorithm in LTE Network

Alaa Omer Najim, Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid, Zurina Mohd Hanapi and Idawaty Ahmad

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2017.756.766

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 13, Issue 12

Pages 756-766


At present, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is the most popular Internet access technology because of its robust wireless connectivity that can support data, voice, video and messaging traffic. This advantage has significantly increased the number of users availing themselves of these services through various devices. Such an increase in the number of users has also increased network traffic. Thus, scheduling algorithms are needed to prioritize and distribute available resources among users to improve system performance. Researchers have proposed several algorithms that focus on meeting the Quality of Service requirement for different applications. The current study evaluates the performance of four scheduling algorithms for LTE downlink transmission, namely, proportional fair, exponential PF, exponential rule and log-rule algorithms, in a certain scenario. The performance of these algorithms was evaluated using an LTE-Sim simulator. Simulation results show that the log-rule algorithm outperforms other packet scheduling algorithms in terms of delay, throughput and packet loss ratio when serving Voice-over-Internet Protocol packet data service on the LTE network.


© 2017 Alaa Omer Najim, Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid, Zurina Mohd Hanapi and Idawaty Ahmad. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.