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The third-generation code division multiple access (3G CDMA) mobile communication networks are designed to transmit voice and data over wireless channels. Fundamental problems need to be solved for such mobile communication networks to operate efficiently. One of the problems is finding optimal scheduling algorithms for file transmission over the fading downlink channel from a base station to mobile users. Here, the problem is solved in the case of transmission of a given number of files. Optimal algorithms that minimize the delay and the transmission time are found. Also, specific nonoptimal algorithms are considered and compared numerically with the optimal ones. We consider a slotted downlink with channels to the mobile users that are dependent in the same slot but independent for different slots. Additionally, some generalizations are presented.
Date of Publication: Aug 2002