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Architecture of heterogeneous wireless access networks: A short survey

Khan, Muhammad Asad and Leng, Supeng and Wang Xiang, and Kun Yang, (2015) Architecture of heterogeneous wireless access networks: A short survey. In: TENCON 2015 - 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference, 2015-11-01 - 2015-11-04.

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Abstract

It is well known that mobile networks are facing a tsunami of data traffic and user devices. Traditionally, the capacity of radio access network is mainly increased by efficient, spectrum allocation, advance modulation schemes and frequency division techniques. However, new demands for network capacity and connectivity are completely unprecedented and they cannot be solved by these existing techniques only. Mobile Network Operators (MNO) have to add cost efficient resources/technologies to smoothly operationalize their networks. Fortunately, heterogeneous wireless access networks are able to provide speedy, cost efficient, customized and self-reliant solution in such a complicated communication scenario. In this paper, we present a brief survey of various heterogeneous access network architectures, the key challenges and future architectural trends.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femtocell; backhaul; fronthaul; heterogeneous wireless networks; radio access network as a service
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2016 14:20
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:41
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18116

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