Mobile Small Cells for Further Enhanced 5G Heterogeneous Networks

Choong-Hee Lee, Sung-Hyung Lee, Kwang-Chun Go, Sung-Min Oh, Jae Sheung Shin, Jae-Hyun Kim
2015 ETRI Journal  
A heterogeneous network (HetNet) is a network topology composed by deploying multiple HetNets under the coverage of macro cells (MCs). It can improve network throughput, extend cell coverage, and offload network traffic; for example, the network traffic of a 5G mobile communications network. A HetNet involves a mix of radio technologies and various cell types working together seamlessly. In a HetNet, coordination between MCs and small cells (SCs) has a positive impact on the performance of the
more » ... etworks contained within, and consequently on the overall user experience. Therefore, to improve user-perceived service quality, HetNets require high-efficiency network protocols and enhanced radio technologies. In this paper, we introduce a 5G HetNet comprised of MCs and both fixed and mobile SCs (mSCs). The featured mSCs can be mounted on a car, bus, or train and have different characteristics to fixed SCs (fSCs). In this paper, we address the technical challenges related to mSCs. In addition, we analyze the network performance under two HetNet scenarios -MCs and fSCs, and MCs and mSCs.
doi:10.4218/etrij.15.2415.0022 fatcat:kqrrdlhuczdw3hq4ht2uhm3ec4