Moving Beyond 4G Wireless Systems

Date Added: Oct 2010
Format: PDF

As broadband data further blends with cellular voice, mobile devices will become the dominant portals to the connected world. However current design practices still involve building independent networks that each makes their own resource decisions. To move beyond 4G, wireless networks will need to cooperate to provide better performing and more robust wireless services. This paper presents an approach to wireless networking that requires several possibly contentious assumptions. First the authors assumes that growing user demands and expectations for wireless data services will require wireless providers to cooperate with each other to improve coverage and performance.