A Priority Load-Aware Scheduling Algorithm for Wireless Broadband Networks

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 250)


Wireless broadband networks are emerging as reliable internet access alternatives for delivery of high speed multimedia services. WiMAX is one of such networks, designed to provide quality of service (QoS) support for different service classes with varying QoS requirements. Scheduling algorithms are required to provide such support. The existing scheduling algorithm uses dynamic weight to allocate resources based on traffic loads. However, it increases delay of real time traffics due to failure of the weight to prioritize traffics. This paper proposes a priority load aware scheduling (PLAS) algorithm to reduce delay in real time traffics. The PLAS algorithm introduces a priority value to prioritize real time traffics over non-real time traffics. The algorithm was evaluated using extensive simulations. The results show that the PLAS outperforms the existing algorithm in terms of delay.


WRR Scheduling algorithm WiMAX QoS 



The authors would like to appreciate the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Nigeria for supporting this research work through the National Research Fund (NRF) Grant No: CC – STI.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Computer Science UnitUsmanu Danfodiyo UniversitySokotoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Information and Communications TechnologyUsmanu Danfodiyo UniversitySokotoNigeria

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