Dr. David Lopez-Perez, Senior Research Engineer, Nokia Bell Laboratories, and Michael Kinnavy, Head of Small Cell R&D, Nokia Bell Laboratories
IEEE Members: Free
Non-members: FreeDuration: 00:52:22
In this tutorial, we review the 4G small cell use cases, technology concept, deployment aspects and lessons learnt in the field, paying special attention to inter-cell interference issues and other topics still TBD. Moreover, we discuss the technology evolution of small cells towards 5G, and introduce the concept of ultra-dense networks. We carefully explain how ultra-dense networks are different from those sparse or less dense ones in 4G, and depict their main benefits and challenges. Theoretical and system-level simulation based results are used to shed new light in all these concepts.