The Role of Satellites in 5G

Evans, B., Onireti, O. , Spathopoulos, T. and Imran, M. A. (2015) The Role of Satellites in 5G. In: EUSIPCO 2015, Nice, France, 31 Aug - 04 Sep 2015, pp. 2756-2760. ISBN 9780992862633 (doi: 10.1109/EUSIPCO.2015.7362886)

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The next generation of mobile radio communication systems - so called 5G - will provide some major changes to those generations to date. The ability to cope with huge increases in data traffic at reduced latencies and improved quality of user experience together with major reduction in energy usage are big challenges. In addition future systems will need to embody connections to billions of objects - the so called Internet of Things (IoT) which raise new challenges. Visions of 5G are now available from regions across the World and research is ongoing towards new standards. The consensus is a flatter architecture that adds a dense network of small cells operating in the millimetre wave bands and which are adaptable and software controlled. But what place for satellites in such a vision? The paper examines several potential roles for satellite including coverage extension, content distribution, providing resilience, improved spectrum utilisation and integrated signalling systems.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Onireti, Oluwakayode
Authors: Evans, B., Onireti, O., Spathopoulos, T., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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