International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

International Journal of Computer Networks and Applications (IJCNA)

Published By EverScience Publications

ISSN : 2395-0455

Performance Comparison between LTE and WiMAX Based on Link Level Simulation

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Maha Hamdy Noshy , Sayed A. Nouh, Adel Zaghloul Mahmoud

Maha Hamdy Noshy [1]

Sayed A. Nouh[2]

Adel Zaghloul Mahmoud[3]

[1]Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Higher Technological Institute, Egypt

[2]Computers and Systems Department, Faculty of Engineering, Al Azhar University, Egypt

[3]Communication and Electronics Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt


This article presents a framework for performance comparison between Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiMAX technologies, depended on link level simulation, under different conditions (e.g. a mixture of channel models and modulation coding schemes (MCS)). Two performance metrics have been used: throughput against SNR for both downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) and block error rate (BLER) against SNR for both DL and UL. Simulation results, conducted in network simulator OPNET Modeler ver. 17.1, show that the throughput and the BLER increases as the MCS increase (i.e. MCS=5, 15, 24).

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