Resource and Mobility Management in the Network Layer of 5G Cellular Ultra-Dense Networks
Journal article, 2017

The provision of very high capacity is one of the big challenges of the 5G cellular technology. This challenge will not be met using traditional approaches like increasing spectral efficiency and bandwidth, as witnessed in previous technology generations. Cell densification will play a major role thanks to its ability to increase the spatial reuse of the available resources. However, this solution is accompanied by some additional management challenges. In this article, we analyze and present the most promising solutions identified in the METIS project for the most relevant network layer challenges of cell densification: resource, interference and mobility management.


D. Calabuig

Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)

S. Barmpounakis

University of Athens

S. Gimenez

Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)

A. Kousaridas

University of Athens

Tilak Rajesh Lakshmana

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks

J. Lorca


P. Lunden


Z. Ren

BMW Forschung und Technik

P. Sroka

Poznan University of Technology

E. Ternon

Docomo Communications Laboratories Europe

V. Venkatasubramanian


M. Maternia


IEEE Communications Magazine

0163-6804 (ISSN) 15581896 (eISSN)

Vol. 55 6 162-169 7946940

Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society (METIS)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/317669), 2012-11-01 -- 2015-04-30.

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