Fog Radio Access Networks: Mobility Management, Interference Mitigation, and Resource Optimization

Haijun Zhang, Yu Qiu, Xiaoli Chu, Keping Long, Victor C.M. Leung
2017 IEEE wireless communications  
In order to make Internet connections ubiquitous and autonomous in our daily lives, maximizing the utilization of radio resources and social information is one of the major research topics in future mobile communication technologies. Fog radio access network (FRAN) is regarded as a promising paradigm for the fifth generation (5G) of mobile networks. FRAN integrates fog computing with RAN and makes full use of the edge of networks. FRAN would be different in networking, computing, storage and
more » ... trol as compared with conventional radio access networks (RAN) and the emerging cloud RAN. In this article, we provide a description of the FRAN architecture, and discuss how the distinctive characteristics of FRAN make it possible to efficiently alleviate the burden on the fronthaul, backhaul and backbone networks, as well as reduce content delivery latencies. We will focus on the mobility Haijun Zhang and Keping Long are with the
doi:10.1109/mwc.2017.1700007 fatcat:t5fw7j6qyfggzefrohoammtwpi