A Comparison among Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy Discovery Procedures for Enabling Massive Machine Type Communications

Abel Medel, Jose Brito

Abstract

The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices bring the necessity to support massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) for the Next-Generation networks. One of the enablers for mMTC is the Device-to-Device (D2D) communications. Since it is not possible to reduce the number of devices in massive communications, all the effort for collision and power consumption reduction should be applied to the discovery algorithm of the D2D technologies. The principal D2D technologies are Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). However, most of these technologies were not originally designed to support massive communications. The main goal of this work is to assess Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and BLE performances in terms of number of collisions, energy consumption, and discovery latency, in order to check out the more suitable technology for mMTC scenarios. The results show that Classic Bluetooth is faster than Wi-Fi Direct during the devices’ discovery, accelerating network access for the devices in massive communications. Besides, BLE incurs fewer collisions, less energy consumption, and less time for devices’ discovery than Classic Bluetooth. Thus, BLE is the more suitable D2D technology—out of the three analyzed in this work—to enable mMTC.

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in Harvard Style

Medel A. and Brito J. (2021). A Comparison among Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy Discovery Procedures for Enabling Massive Machine Type Communications. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS, ISBN 978-989-758-504-3, pages 164-169. DOI: 10.5220/0010399001640169


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iotbds21,
author={Abel Medel and Jose Brito},
title={A Comparison among Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy Discovery Procedures for Enabling Massive Machine Type Communications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS,},
year={2021},
pages={164-169},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010399001640169},
isbn={978-989-758-504-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS,
TI - A Comparison among Wi-Fi Direct, Classic Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Low Energy Discovery Procedures for Enabling Massive Machine Type Communications
SN - 978-989-758-504-3
AU - Medel A.
AU - Brito J.
PY - 2021
SP - 164
EP - 169
DO - 10.5220/0010399001640169