Guest Editorial Massive Access for 5G and Beyond—Part I

Xiaoming Chen, Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, Wei Yu, Erik G. Larsson, Naofal Al-Dhahir, Robert Schober
2021 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  
M ASSIVE access, also known as massive connectivity or massive machine-type communication (mMTC), is one of the main use cases of the fifth-generation (5G) and beyond 5G (B5G) wireless networks. In the past few years, it has received considerable attention in academia and industry. This Special Issue (SI) of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS (JSAC) on Massive Access for 5G and Beyond contains the latest results of researchers, industry practitioners, and individuals working
more » ... related research problems. Due to the extremely high response to the Call for Papers, this SI is split into two parts. The first part includes a guest editor-authored survey paper and 17 technical papers focusing on access models and access protocols, while the second part contains 18 papers focusing on access techniques and coverage enhancement approaches.
doi:10.1109/jsac.2020.3018975 fatcat:wkfhqnwtwjemdg7l2yjvisu3sq