Research challenges in 5G networks: a HetNets perspective

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dc.contributor.author Farooq, Muhammad O.
dc.contributor.author Sreenan, Cormac J.
dc.contributor.author Brown, Kenneth N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-20T15:50:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-20T15:50:32Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation Farooq, M. O., Sreenan, C. J. and Brown, K. N. (2016) 'Research Challenges in 5G Networks: a HetNets Perspective' 19th International Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2016), 1-3 March, Paris, pp. 177-183. isbn:978-3-901882-81-4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 177 en
dc.identifier.endpage 183 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-901882-81-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5072
dc.description.abstract This paper highlights use cases, emerging machine type communication (MTC) technologies, ongoing research activities, and existing research challenges in 5G networks. 5G networks are faced with the following challenges: (i) handling large amounts of data, (ii) coping with different types of data traffic, i.e., human-type, machine-type, and combined-type (iii) connecting billions of machines, and (iv) severe resource limitations of devices. The ubiquitous nature of cellular networks make them the preferred choice for access networks, but a lack of communication resources is a problem. To address the resource scarcity issue, different wireless access networks may combine to form a heterogeneous network (HetNet) and hence become a single 5G network. For long-term success of 5G networks, we envision the following as important research outputs: (i) a scalable 5G network architecture that can handle a large number of human users and machines considering different constraints, (ii) a comprehensive quality of service (QoS) framework to satisfy heterogeneous users and machines requirements, (iii) a procedure for intelligent access network selection, and (iv) comprehensive inter-network handover mechanisms. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (SFI 10/CE/I 1853 as part of CTVR) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IFIP Open Digital Library en
dc.relation.ispartof 19th International Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2016)
dc.relation.uri http://dl.ifip.org/db/conf/icin/icin2016/
dc.rights © 2016 IFIP. This is the author’s accepted manuscript version of the work. It is posted here by permission of IFIP for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version is published in IFIP Open Digital Library, ISBN: 978-3-901882-81-4, http://dl.ifip.org/db/conf/icin/icin2016/1570229638.pdf en
dc.subject 5G Networks en
dc.subject HetNets en
dc.subject Machine-Type Communication en
dc.subject Quality of Service en
dc.subject Network Architecture. en
dc.title Research challenges in 5G networks: a HetNets perspective en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Cormac Sreenan, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.sreenan@cs.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-11-16T14:46:56Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle 2016 conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, ICIN 2016 en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Paris, France en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.sreenan@cs.ucc.ie en


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