O'Reilly logo

Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks by Jonathan Rodriguez

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4Cooperation for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Angelos Antonopoulos,1,3 Marco Di Renzo,2 Aris S. Lalos,3 Luis Alonso3 and Christos Verikoukis1

1 Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain

2 French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Gif-sur-Yvette, France

3 Department of Signal Theory and Communications (TSC), Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

4.1 Introduction

Nowadays, users crave an “any-time-any-place” connectivity, using cutting edge devices, such as smartphones, tablets, e-book readers and netbooks, among others. These high-end devices have bridged the gap between performance and hand-held size mobility, enabling the “on-the-move” use of bandwidth-hungry applications. According to Cisco, by the end of 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita [1]. This vast proliferation of mobile devices, which is mainly attributed to the wide usage of social networks and multimedia sharing websites, has led to the introduction of fourth generation (4G) communications technologies, such as the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and the Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A), designed to provide higher data rates and increased network capacity.

Beyond 4G, in next generation networks, the increasing density of the mobile devices, along with the coexistence of diverse wireless technologies in typical urban areas, has motivated a new architecture paradigm: the Heterogeneous Networks ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required