NOMA Systems with Content-Centric Multicast Transmission for C-RAN

Sang Rim Lee, Seok Hwan Park, Inkyu Lee

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This letter considers a multicast transmission for the downlink of a cloud radio access network. In this system, each user equipment (UE) requests a file from a library and the requested files are served by a set of remote radio heads (RRHs) that are connected to a baseband processing unit (BBU) through finite-capacity fronthaul links. A conventional approach to deliver the requested files to the UEs is to perform coordinated linear precoding at the BBU and then send quantized versions of the precoded signals to the RRHs. In this letter, we investigate a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) transmission scheme under the assumption that the receiving UEs perform successive interference cancellation decoding. The problem of maximizing the minimum delivery rate of the requested files subject to per-RRH fronthaul capacity and transmit power constraints is tackled. From numerical results, we validate the advantages of the proposed NOMA multicast scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8345250
Pages (from-to)828-831
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received March 21, 2018; revised April 16, 2018; accepted April 16, 2018. Date of publication April 23, 2018; date of current version October 11, 2018. This work was supported by the National Research Foundation through Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea Government under Grant 2017R1A2B3012316. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was X. Chu. (Corresponding author: Inkyu Lee.) S.-R. Lee is with the Advanced Standard Research and Development Laboratory, LG Electronics, Seoul 06772, South Korea (e-mail:

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© 2012 IEEE.


  • C-RAN
  • NOMA
  • content-centric multicasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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