Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective

Fei Hu

CRC Press
Published April 5, 2016
Reference - 557 Pages - 259 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498739542 - CAT# K26645

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  • Focuses on the detailed engineering design of 5G networks, especially core components such as mmWave communications, Massive MIMO, cloud-based networking, SDN support, Big Data running, energy-efficient protocols, cognitive spectrum management, and other standardization issues
  • Provides an overview of the key features of the 5G mobile communication technology
  • Discusses the need for 5G and the main challenges in developing this new technology
  • Gives insight into the key areas of research that will define this technology paving the path for future research and development
  • Covers a broad range of subjects, including green RF, small cells, network coding and cooperative communications, dynamic spectrum management, peer to peer communications and security management for small cells
  • Proposes innovative solutions for effective use of the spectrum


Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective uniquely focuses on the R&D technical design of 5th-generation (5G) networks. It is written and edited by researchers and engineers who are world-renown experts in the design of 5G networks. The book consists of four sections: The first section explains what 5G is, what its real uses are, and the effects of 5G for mobile operators. It provides an overview of the evolution from 4G to 5G and discusses the services, visions, requirements, and key enabling technologies for 5G networks.

The second section covers the nuts and bolts of 5G design, including cellular network deployment policies, directional antennas for cellular networks, and vertical sectoring. It discusses the development of quality-of-service management principles at the network level in the new Third Generation Partnership Project releases and their implementation in 5G networks. It covers massive multiple-in multiple-out systems—a key enabling technology for 5G, and looks at issues associated with channel estimation and channel feedback in massive multiple-in multiple-out. It also addresses converged management of radio and optical resources.

The third section provides an overview of candidate physical layer technologies for 5G systems, nonorthogonal multiple access, and Nyquist signaling rates. The final section covers the centimeter-wave (cmWave) concept (below 30 GHz), the 5G cmWave concept for small cells, fundamental technology components such as optimized frame structure, dynamic scheduling of uplink/downlink transmission, interference suppression receivers, and rank adaptation. Finally, it examines millimeter-wave (mmWave) models along with medium access control design, 5G mmWave communications, and high-directional new medium access control mechanisms for directional mmWave wireless systems.


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