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Public Field Trial of a Multi-RAT (60 GHz 5G/LTE/WiFi) Mobile Network

Steeg, Matthias, Gomes, Nathan J., Juarez, Adrian, Kosciesza, Michał, Lange, Mason, Leiba, Yigal, Mano, Hiroshi, Murata, Hiroshi, Szczęsny, Michał, Stoehr, Andreas and others. (2018) Public Field Trial of a Multi-RAT (60 GHz 5G/LTE/WiFi) Mobile Network. IEEE Wireless Communications, 25 (5). pp. 38-46. ISSN 1536-1284. E-ISSN 1558-0687. (doi:10.1109/MWC.2018.1800052)

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Abstract

A public field trial showcasing an operational multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) mobile network that was implemented in one of the largest shopping mall in Warsaw, Poland. The network supports novel 60 GHz 5G mobile access as well as legacy LTE and WiFi services All mobile access services of the network are interconnected via optical fiber to the data centers of a mobile network operator and an internet service provider. Fronthauling for the 60 GHz 5G hotspot radio access unit (RAU) and for LTE is realized by analog Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) via a fiber-optic distributed antenna system (DAS). The 60 GHz 5G radio access units (RAUs) for the enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) use case and the WiFi access point (AP) are both backhauled via optical Gigabit Ethernet. The 60 GHz RAUs for the eMBB and hotspot use case feature 2D beam-switching and 1D beam-steering, respectively. Inter-RAT switching between the different mobile services with seamless user experience is achieved using a Mobile IP system with Fast Initial Link Setup (FILS).

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/MWC.2018.1800052
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Nathan Gomes
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 14:09 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72751 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Gomes, Nathan J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3763-3699
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