Improving Performance of Web Services in 5G New Radio Systems
In the middle of 2018, 3GPP approved the first version of the novel radio access technology for 5G systems called New Radio (NR). One of the most important novelties of NR compared to the existing Long-Term Evolution technology is the ability to configure physical layer parameters. In particular, for each user a base station can adaptively select duration of a slot used for data transmission. In this paper, we show that the new feature can be used for improving performance of web services. We propose an algorithm which adaptively selects slot duration depending on the amount of user data enqueued at the base station. Performance evaluation of the proposed algorithm with NS-3 simulator shows significant improvement of web pages download rate.