Joint access-backhaul perspective on mobility management in 5G networks
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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European Commission's project5G-AURA - Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant Networks (EC-H2020-675806)
The ongoing efforts in the research, development and standardization of 5G, by both industry and academia, have resulted in the identification of enablers (Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, Distributed Mobility Management, etc.) and critical areas (Mobility management, Interference management, Joint access-backhaul mechanisms, etc.) that will help achieve the 5G objectives. During these efforts, it has also been identified that the 5G networks, due to their high degree of heterogeneity, high QoS demand and the inevitable density (both in terms of access points and users), will need to have efficient joint backhaul and access mechanisms as well as enhanced mobility management mechanisms in order to be effective, efficient and ubiquitous. Therefore, in this paper, we first provide a discussion on the evolution of the backhaul scenario, and the necessity for joint access and backhaul optimization. Subsequently, and since mobility management mechanisms can entail the availability, reliability and heterogeneity of the future backhaul/fronthaul networks as parameters in determining the most optimal solution for a given context, a study with regards to the effect of future backhaul/fronthaul scenarios on the design and implementation of mobility management solutions in 5G networks has been performed.
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CitationRony, R., Jain, A., Lopez-Aguilera, E., Garcia-Villegas, E., Demirkol, I. Joint access-backhaul perspective on mobility management in 5G networks. A: IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking. "2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN): 2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN) took place 18-20 September 2017 in Helsinki, Finland". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 115-120.