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Advances in Mobile Computing and Communications

Perspectives and Emerging Trends in 5G Networks, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Bala Krishna, Jaime Lloret Mauri

CRC Press

397 pages | 96 B/W Illus.

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By 2020, if not before, mobile computing and wireless systems are expected to enter the fifth generation (5G), which promises evolutionary if not revolutionary services. What those advanced services will look like, sound like, and feel like is the theme of the book Advances in Mobile Computing and Communications: Perspectives and Emerging Trends in 5G Networks. The book explores futuristic and compelling ideas in latest developments of communication and networking aspects of 5G. As such, it serves as an excellent guide for advanced developers, communication network scientists, researchers, academicians, and graduate students.

The authors address computing models, communication architecture, and protocols based on 3G, LTE, LTE-A, 4G, and beyond. Topics include advances in 4G, radio propagation and channel modeling aspects of 4G networks, limited feedback for 4G, and game theory application for power control and subcarrier allocation in OFDMA cellular networks. Additionally, the book covers millimeter-wave technology for 5G networks, multicellular heterogeneous networks, and energy-efficient mobile wireless network operations for 4G and beyond using HetNets. Finally, the authors delve into opportunistic multiconnect networks with P2P WiFi and cellular providers and video streaming over wireless channels for 4G and beyond.

Table of Contents

Advances in 4G Communication Networks: A 5G Perspective

M. Bala Krishna and Stefan Schwarz


Evolution toward 5G Networks

Challenges in 5G Networks

Emerging Trends in 5G Networks

LTE/LTE-A 4G and Beyond Technology

MIMO Enhancements: 3D Beamforming, Full-Dimension MIMO, and Massive MIMO

Millimeter-Wave Communication Technology


Radio Propagation and Channel Modeling Aspects of 4G Networks and Beyond

Narges Noori


Principles and Background of Propagation and Channel Modeling

Classification and Principles of Channel Models

4G and Beyond Channel Modeling Challenge

MIMO Channel Modeling for 4G and Beyond

Outdoor Channel Modeling for 4G and Beyond

Indoor Channel Modeling for 4G and Beyond

Outdoor to Indoor Channels

Millimeter-Wave Channel Measurement, Characterization Challenges, and Future Directions

Channel Modeling in Other Applications of Modern Broadband Communications

Initial Metis Channel Models for 5G Networks


Future Research Directions


Limited Feedback for 4G and Beyond

Stefan Schwarz

Channel State Information Feedback Concepts of 3GPP LTE

Channel State Information Feedback Concepts for 5G

Conclusion and Future Work


Game Theory Application for Power Control and Subcarrier Allocation in OFDMA Cellular Networks

Emmanuel Duarte-Reynoso, Domingo Lara-Rodríguez, and Fernando Ramírez-Mireles

4G and Beyond Networks: A Challenge for Dynamic Spectrum Allocation and Power Control

Basic Power Control Algorithms and Capacity Maximization

Game Theoretic Dynamic Resource Allocation

Case Study: Energy Efficiency


Future Research Directions


Millimeter-Wave Technology for 5G Networks

Narges Noori


Millimeter-Wave Technology Issues and Applications

Millimeter-Wave Regulation and Standardization

Millimeter-Wave Systems

Millimeter-Wave Antennas for Multi-Gigabit Transmission

Millimeter-Wave Technology for Future 5G Cellular Networks

Propagation and Channel Characterizations for 5G Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks

Massive MIMO for 5G Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks


Future Research Directions


Multicellular Heterogeneous Networks: A 5G Perspective

M. Bala Krishna


OFDM and OFDMA Techniques in HetNets

Dense HetNets

Components of Multi-Cellular Heterogeneous Networks

Software-Defined Cellular Networks

Mobile Cloud Computing in Multi-Cellular HetNets

Multi-Tier Architecture of Cloud RAN for Efficient Data Management in HetNets

Internet of Things in LTE/HetNets

Inband/Outband Vehicular Communication in Small Cell HetNets


Energy-Efficient Mobile Wireless Network Operations for 4G and Beyond Using HetNets

Isaac Woungang, Glaucio H.S. Carvalho, Alagan Anpalagan, Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher, Md. Mizanur Rahman, and Kazi Islam


4G and 5G HetNets System Design Components and Considerations

Radio Resource Management Schemes for HetNets

Energy-Efficient Schemes for HetNets

Proposed Energy-Efficient RRM Design for HetNets

Energy Efficiency Improvements Using HetNets

Numerical Results


Future Research Directions



Opportunistic Multi-Connect with P2P WiFi and Cellular Providers

Marat Zhanikeev

Multi-Hop, MultiPath, and MultiConnect

Multi-Connect as Network Virtualization

Group-Connect in Practice: A University Campus

Group-Connect Methods and Trace-Based Analysis


Future Research Directions


Video Streaming over Wireless Channels: 4G and Beyond

Marat Zhanikeev

Advanced Video Streaming

Wireless Video Streaming

Mobile Multimedia Communications: 4G and Beyond

Wireless Technology in Massive Crowds

Performance Metrics, Analysis, and Optimization

Case Study—The Challenge: An Olympic Stadium


Future Research Directions


About the Editors

M. Bala Krishna earned his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Computer Engineering from Delhi Institute of Technology (presently Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology), University of Delhi, Delhi, India, and Master of Technology (MTech) in Information Technology from University School of Information Technology (presently University School of Information and Communication Technology), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. He also earned his PhD in Computer Engineering from JMI Central University, New Delhi, India. He worked as a Senior Research Associate and Project Associate in the Indian Institute Technology, Delhi, India. He worked as a faculty member and handled projects related to networking and communication. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the University School of Information and Communication Technology. His areas of interest include computer networks, wireless networking and communication, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and embedded system design. He has authored research papers in International Journals, Conferences and Book Chapters. His professional contributions include Workshop Co-Chair, Session Chair, and TPC member for various International (IEEE, ACM) conferences and workshops.

Jaime Lloret Mauri earned his MSc in physics in 1997, MSc in electronic engineering in 2003, and PhD in telecommunications engineering (DrIng) in 2006. He is currently an associate professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He is head of the research group "Communications and Networks" of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute and head of the "Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)" Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma "Redes y Comunicaciones de Ordenadores" and the University Master "Digital Post Production." He has authored 22 book chapters and has more than 340 research papers published in national and international conferences and international journals. He is editor-in-chief of several well-reputed international journals and has been general chair (or co-chair) of 29 international workshops and conferences.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications