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Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks

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Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks provides an overview of the key features of the 5th Generation (5G) mobile networks, discussing the motivation for 5G and the main challenges in developing this new technology. This book provides an insight into the key areas of research that will define this new system technology paving the path towards future research and development. The book is multi-disciplinary in nature, and aims to cover a whole host of intertwined subjects that will predominantly influence the 5G landscape, including the future Internet, cloud computing, small cells and self-organizing networks (SONs), cooperative communications, dynamic spectrum management and cognitive radio, Broadcast-Broadband convergence , 5G security challenge, and green RF. This book aims to be the first of its kind towards painting a holistic perspective on 5G Mobile, allowing 5G stakeholders to capture key technology trends on different layering domains and to identify potential inter-disciplinary design aspects that need to be solved in order to deliver a 5G Mobile system that operates seamlessly.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. About the Editor
  4. Contributor Biographies
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Drivers for 5G
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Historical Trend of Wireless Communications
    3. 1.3 Evolution of LTE Technology to Beyond 4G
    4. 1.4 5G Roadmap
    5. 1.5 10 Pillars of 5G
    6. 1.6 5G in Europe
    7. 1.7 5G in North America
    8. 1.8 5G in Asia
    9. 1.9 5G Architecture
    10. 1.10 Conclusion
    11. Acknowledgements
    12. References
  9. 2 The 5G Internet
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Internet of Things and Context-Awareness
    3. 2.3 Networking Reconfiguration and Virtualisation Support
    4. 2.4 Mobility
    5. 2.5 Quality of Service Control
    6. 2.6 Emerging Approach for Resource Over-Provisioning
    7. 2.7 Summary
    8. Acknowledgements
    9. References
  10. 3 Small Cells for 5G Mobile Networks
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 What are Small Cells?
    3. 3.3 Capacity Limits and Achievable Gains with Densification
    4. 3.4 Mobile Data Demand
    5. 3.5 Demand vs Capacity
    6. 3.6 Small-Cell Challenges
    7. 3.7 Conclusions and Future Directions
    8. References
  11. 4 Cooperation for Next Generation Wireless Networks
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Cooperative Diversity and Relaying Strategies
    3. 4.3 PHY Layer Impact on MAC Protocol Analysis
    4. 4.4 Case Study: NCCARQ
    5. 4.5 Performance Evaluation
    6. 4.6 Conclusion
    7. Acknowledgements
    8. References
  12. 5 Mobile Clouds
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 The Mobile Cloud
    3. 5.3 Mobile Cloud Enablers
    4. 5.4 Network Coding
    5. 5.5 Summary
    6. References
  13. 6 Cognitive Radio for 5G Wireless Networks
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Overview of Cognitive Radio Technology in 5G Wireless
    3. 6.3 Spectrum Optimisation using Cognitive Radio
    4. 6.4 Relevant Spectrum Optimisation Literature in 5G
    5. 6.5 Cognitive Radio and Carrier Aggregation
    6. 6.6 Energy-Efficient Cognitive Radio Technology
    7. 6.7 Key Requirements and Challenges for 5G Cognitive Terminals
    8. 6.8 Summary
    9. References
  14. 7 The Wireless Spectrum Crunch
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Background
    3. 7.3 TV White Space Technology
    4. 7.4 White Space Spectrum Opportunities and Challenges
    5. 7.5 TV White Space Applications
    6. 7.6 International Efforts
    7. 7.7 Role of WS in 5G
    8. 7.8 Conclusion
    9. References
  15. 8 Towards a Unified 5G Broadcast-Broadband Architecture
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Background
    3. 8.3 Challenges to Be Addressed
    4. 8.4 Candidate Network Architectures for a BC-BB Convergent Solution
    5. 8.5 The BC-BB Study: What Needs to Be Done
    6. 8.6 Conclusion
    7. References
  16. 9 Security for 5G Communications
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 Overview of a Potential 5G Communications System Architecture
    3. 9.3 Security Issues and Challenges in 5G Communications Systems
    4. 9.4 Summary
    5. References
  17. 10 SON Evolution for 5G Mobile Networks
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 SON in UMTS and LTE
    3. 10.3 The Need for SON in 5G
    4. 10.4 Evolution towards Small-Cell Dominant HetNets
    5. 10.5 Conclusion
    6. References
  18. 11 Green Flexible RF for 5G
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 Radio System Design
    3. 11.3 Nonlinear Crosstalk in MIMO Systems
    4. 11.4 Summary
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. References
  19. 12 Conclusion and Future Outlook
    1. 12.1 Design Drivers for Next-Generation Networks
    2. 12.2 5G: A Green Inter-networking Experience
    3. 12.3 A Vision for 5G Mobile
    4. 12.4 Final Remarks
    5. References
  20. Index
  21. End User License Agreement