High Spectral Efficient and Flexible Next Generation Mobile Communications
Paper in proceedings, 2007
In this paper we identify and describe the requirements
and challenges of next generation mobile communications
systems. The so-called fourth generation (4G) aims at throughput rates of more than 100 MBit=s outdoors with high mobility and 1 GBit=s indoors. This requires new advanced techniques in the air interface of such a system. We outline new possible techniques and introduce a future basic physical layer concept. The adaptivity to the channel of all the modules in such a possible concept is highlighted. Since the needed large bandwidth for high
data rates is a very valuable resource, future communications systems need a high spectrum flexibility. Furthermore, 4G systems will face severe inter-cell interference scenarios that have to be tackled. Both challenges, i.e., spectrum flexibility and inter-cell
interference, are discussed in more detail in this paper. At the end, a possible time line for the evolution of a next generation mobile communications system is given.