Coverage Extension as a Service for Flexible 6G Networks Infrastructure

Mickael Maman, Esteban Catte, Mohamed Sana, Merkebu Girmay, Vasilis Maglogiannis, Dries Naudts, Haeyoung Lee, Francois Carrez, Antti Anttonen, Yolanda Fernandez, Javier Moreno, Vasiliki Lamprousi, Vera Stavroulaki

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In future 6G wireless networks, it is important to ensure that equal opportunity is offered to citizens and businesses regardless of location with a dynamic and efficient expansion of the infrastructure. Dynamic coverage and connectivity extension mechanisms exploiting multiple types of Mobile Access Points (MAPs) during a short amount of time for covering areas that cannot be easily reached, are developed by DEDICAT 6G project. This service is called Coverage Extension as a Service (CEaaS). This paper proposes a system architecture for CEaaS and the functionalities that the DEDICAT 6G platform will offer. This includes context awareness (i.e. knowledge about users and technology recognition), coverage extension decision making (i.e. MAP and swarm operation) and network operation decision making (i.e. MAP-user association and radio access technology selection). Furthermore, performance results of DEDICAT 6G framework for CEaaS are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops (GC Wkshps)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-5975-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-5976-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2022 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps: Online - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 Dec 20228 Dec 2022


Conference2022 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps
CityRio de Janeiro


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