According to some embodiments, a method for use in a user equipment (UE) comprises receiving a plurality of weights for assigning paging physical resource blocks (PRBs) to a plurality of UEs. Each weight is associated with a respective paging PRB. The method further comprises determining a paging PRB for the UE using at least one weight of the plurality of weights, and receiving paging on the determined paging PRB. In particular embodiments, determining the paging PRB for the UE comprises assigning the UE to an artificial paging PRB of a set of artificial paging PRBs, and mapping the artificial paging PRB to an actual paging PRB of a set of actual paging PRBs using at least one weight of the plurality of weights. The set of actual paging PRBs includes a smaller number of paging PRBs than the set of artificial paging PRBs.