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The Race to 5G Era; LTE and Wi-Fi

Selinis, Ioannis, Katsaros, Konstantinos, Allayioti, Marion, Vahid, Seiamak and Tafazolli, Rahim (2018) The Race to 5G Era; LTE and Wi-Fi IEEE Access, 6. pp. 56598-56636.

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We are on the brink of a new era for the wireless telecommunications, an era that will change the way that business is done. The fifth generation (5G) systems will be the first realization in this new digital era where various networks will be interconnected forming a unified system. With support for higher capacity as well as low-delay and machine-type communication services, the 5G networks will significantly improve performance over the current fourth generation (4G) systems and will also offer seamless connectivity to numerous devices by integrating different technologies, intelligence, and flexibility. In addition to ongoing 5G standardization activities and technologies under consideration in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) based technologies operating on unlicensed bands, will also be an integral part of a 5G eco-system. Along with the 3GPP-based cellular technology, IEEE standards and technologies are also evolving to keep pace with the user demands and new 5G services. In this article, we provide an overview of the evolution of the cellular and Wi-Fi standards over the last decade with particular focus on Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical (PHY) layers, and highlight the ongoing activities in both camps driven by the 5G requirements and use-cases.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Date : 8 October 2018
Funders : 5GIC
DOI : 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2867729
Copyright Disclaimer : This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. For more information, see
Uncontrolled Keywords : 5G Mobile Communication, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11af, IEEE 802.11ah, IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11ay, LTE Evolution, LTE Release 14, LTE Release 15, Machine-TypeCommunication (MTC), millimeter Wave (mmWave), Radio Access Network (RAN).
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 15 Nov 2018 10:34
Last Modified : 20 Jun 2019 09:08

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