Design of LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation with Multiple Wi-Fi APs for Heterogenous Network


  • Eddy Wijanto
  • Marsellinus Bachtiar Wahju Prodi Teknik Industri, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta
  • Ronald Sukwadi Prodi Teknik Industri, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta



HetNet, LTE, WLAN, LWA, Wi-Fi AP, throughput


The growth in mobile data traffic is forcing network operators to find ways to deliver higher bandwidth, better coverage, and better quality of service (QoS) at lower development costs. One method that can be used to meet this need is the aggregation technique. Aggregation techniques that run on several different technologies are called heterogeneous networks (HetNet). Recently, some advanced technologies have been proposed to aggregate different long-term evolution (LTE) carriers or different radio access technologies (RAT) to generate higher bandwidth. Many efforts have been made to improve the throughput of heterogeneous networks. One of the factors that affects the maximum LTE-WLAN aggregation (LWA) throughput is the Wi-Fi access point (AP) signal strength. Since the power of small cells is very low, the LWA range is not very large, so the LWA range needs to be increased. This paper proposes the solution that can be implemented by using multiple Wi-Fi Aps scheme. From the experiments, it found that LWA with multiple Wi-Fi APs has better signal strength than LWA with a single Wi-Fi AP. LWA with multiple Wi-Fi APs further increase the coverage of the network.


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How to Cite

Wijanto, E., Wahju, M. B., & Sukwadi, R. (2023). Design of LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation with Multiple Wi-Fi APs for Heterogenous Network. Techné : Jurnal Ilmiah Elektroteknika, 22(1), 59–72.