Empirical study of 5G downlink uplink scheduling and its effects on latency

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5G campus networks, whose advantages include flexible deployment, can be a promising candidate for production plants to complement existing Wifi-based networks. Toward that goal, 5G has to satisfy strict requirements about real-time communication to facilitate novel use cases. However, the realtime-capability of 5G is not well understood yet. In this work, we deliver insights into the functioning of 5G NR RAN Release 15, which includes actual one-way delay and Round-Trip Time (RTT) measurements for Downlink and Uplink in a private 5G Standalone campus network. The extensive measurement results reveal that these delays are correlated, and the corresponding RTT, i.e. the sum of Downlink and Uplink delays, is discreetly clustered, ranging between 12ms and 40ms. The measurements also show that the distribution of RTTs is mainly dependent on the packet rates and their inter-arrival times. Our study helps expand the current understanding of 5G used for latency-critical applications. We make the code and the measurement data traces publicly available as the IEEE DataPort 5G Campus Networks: Measurement Traces dataset (DOI 10.21227/xe3c-e968).


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)
EditorsLiming Luke Chen, Tommaso Melodia, Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Raffaele Bruno, Shameek Bhattacharjee, Pantelis Frangoudis, Venkata Sriram Siddhardh Nadendla
PublisherIEEE Xplore
Number of pages9
ISBN (electronic)978-1-6654-0876-9
ISBN (print)978-1-6654-0877-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022

Publication series

SeriesIEEE International Symposium on World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)

External IDs

Scopus 85137102877
Mendeley df627e77-f52d-3ec1-bcb9-2d652332dea3
dblp conf/wowmom/RischkeVSINF22
unpaywall 10.1109/wowmom54355.2022.00017
ORCID /0000-0002-5266-1543/work/142241680
ORCID /0000-0001-7008-1537/work/142248620


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