12Traffic Steering and Resource Management

Ömer Bulakçı1, Klaus Pedersen2, David Gutierrez Estevez3, Athul Prasad4, Fernando Sanchez Moya5, Jan Christoffersson6, Yang Yang7, Emmanouil Pateromichelakis1, Paul Arnold8, Tommy Svensson9, Tao Chen10, Honglei Miao7, Martin Kurras11, Samer Bazzi1, Stavroula Vassaki12, Evangelos Kosmatos12, Kwang Taik Kim13, Giorgio Calochira14, Jakob Belschner8, Sergio Barberis14 and Taylan Şahin1,15

1 Huawei German Research Center, Germany

2 Nokia Bell Labs, Denmark

3 Samsung Electronics R&D Institute, UK

4 Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

5 Nokia, Poland

6 Ericsson, Sweden

7 Intel, Germany

8 Deutsche Telekom, Germany

9 Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

10 VTT, Finland

11 Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany

12 WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece

13 Samsung Electronics, Republic of Korea

14 Telecom Italia, Italy

15 Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

With contributions from Chao Fang and Behrooz Makki.

12.1 Motivation and Role of Resource Management in 5G

One of the main differentiating factors of the 5th generation (5G) mobile and wireless network compared to previous generations is the support of a wide range of services associated with a diverse set of requirements, which are typically grouped under the main service types enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra‐reliable low‐latency communications (URLLC), and massive machine type communications (mMTC), as highlighted in Section 2.2. 5G also aims at enabling new business opportunities by addressing the requirements ...

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