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Show simple item record Chavez-Santiago, R Szydelko, M Kliks, A Foukalas, F Haddad, Y Nolan, KE Kelly, MY Masonta, MT Balasingham, I 2015-10-30T09:46:10Z 2015-10-30T09:46:10Z 2015-03
dc.identifier.citation Chavez-Santiago, R, Szydelko, M, Kliks, A, Foukalas, F, Haddad, Y, Nolan, KE, Kelly, MY, Masonta, MT and Balasingham, I. 2015. 5G: the convergence of wireless communications. Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 83(3), pp. 1617-1642 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0929-6212
dc.description Copyright: 2015. Springerlink. This is a post-print version. The definitive version of the work is published in Wireless Personal Communications en_US
dc.description.abstract As the rollout of 4G mobile communication networks takes place, representatives of industry and academia have started to look into the technological developments toward the next generation (5G). Several research projects involving key international mobile network operators, infrastructure manufacturers, and academic institutions, have been launched recently to set the technological foundations of 5G. However, the architecture of future 5G systems, their performance, and mobile services to be provided have not been clearly defined. In this paper, we put forth the vision for 5G as the convergence of evolved versions of current cellular networks with other complementary radio access technologies. Therefore, 5G may not be a single radio access interface but rather a ”network of networks”. Evidently, the seamless integration of a variety of air interfaces, protocols, and frequency bands, requires paradigm shifts in the way networks cooperate and complement each other to deliver data rates of several Gigabits per second with end-to-end latency of a few milliseconds. We provide an overview of the key radio technologies that will play a key role in the realization of this vision for the next generation of mobile communication networks. We also introduce some of the research challenges that need to be addressed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springerlink en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;14583
dc.subject Wireless communications en_US
dc.subject International mobile network operators en_US
dc.subject 5G mobile communication networks en_US
dc.subject Radio spectrum en_US
dc.subject Traffic offloading en_US
dc.subject Small-cells en_US
dc.subject Software defined radio en_US
dc.subject Software defined networking en_US
dc.title 5G: the convergence of wireless communications en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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