Provided by: Cornell University
Date Added: Sep 2014
The Fifth Generation (5G) cellular networks are expected to provide wide variety of high rate (i.e., 300 Mbps and 60 Mbps in downlink and uplink, respectively, in 95 percent of locations and time) multimedia services. The 5G communication platform is seen as a global unified standard with seamless connectivity among existing standards, e.g., High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTEA) and Wireless Fidelity (WiFi). Some of the emerging features and trends of 5G networks are: multi-tier dense heterogeneous networks, Device-To-Device (D2D) and Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications and densification of the heterogeneous base stations.