US 9,813,944 B2
System and method for dynamic provisioning of Wi-Fi capacity in large venues using C-RAN architecture
Mustafa Arslan, Princeton, NJ (US); Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Manalapan, NJ (US); and Ramanujan Sheshadri, Buffalo, NY (US)
Assigned to NEC Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Princeton, NJ (US)
Filed on Dec. 20, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/385,173.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/307,757, filed on Mar. 14, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0265104 A1, Sep. 14, 2017
Int. Cl. H04W 28/16 (2009.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 28/16 (2013.01) [H04W 24/02 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01); H04W 88/085 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method for dynamic provisioning of Wi-Fi capacity in areas using a centralized radio access network (C-RAN), the method comprising:
introducing a set of access points (APs) in the C-RAN for providing capacity required to serve a plurality of users accessing heterogeneous content;
introducing a set of remote radio heads (RRHs) in the C-RAN acting as transmit/receive points, the set of APs being mapped to at least one of the set of RRHs to create AP-RRH mappings;
tracking traffic fluctuations of the plurality of users in the C-RAN; and
based on the traffic fluctuations, adapting the AP-RRH mappings at a granularity of epochs, where measurements from previous epochs serve as input to drive current epochs.