Random access performance for three coverage enhancement groups in NB-IoT networks

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NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a new 3GPP radio access technology designed to provide better coverage for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. To provide reliable connections with extended coverage, a repetition transmission scheme and up to three Coverage Enhancement (CE) groups are introduced into NB-IoT during both Random Access CHannel (RACH) procedure and data transmission procedure, where each CE group is configured with different repetition values. Rather than our previous work only modeled RACH success probability in NB-IoT networks with a single CE group, this paper develops a novel model to analyze the RACH success probabilities in NB-IoT networks with three CE groups, which allow flexible RACH configuration for each CE group. Based on this analytical model, we derive the expression for the RACH success probability of a randomly chosen IoT device in each CE group. The analytical results can also be extended to analyze multiple group users of other networks with spatial separations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9013330
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201913 Dec 2019


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