Critical technologies towards 5G: Research Results Report

Mika Lasanen (Editor), Antti Anttonen, Olli Apilo, Jouko Aurinsalo, Sandrine Boumard, Xianfu Chen, Tao Chen, Tommi Dufva, Antti Evesti, Atso Hekkala, Mikko Hiivala, Seppo Horsmanheimo, Marko Höyhtyä, Pertti Järvensivu, Haesik Kim, Adrian Kotelba, Niwas Maskey, Marja Matinmikko, Miia Mustonen, Aarne MämmeläOlli Mämmelä, Tiia Ojanperä, Henna Paaso, Marko Palola, Jarno Pinola, Esa Piri, Teemu Rautio, Sami Ruponen, Johan Sten, Jani Suomalainen, Lotta Tuomimäki, Janne Vehkaperä

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    Research and development of the fifth generation (5G) mobile networks has started strongly and European Commission sees that "5G will be the very backbone of the new digital economy." This report presents many example research results obtained in VTT's innovation programme - Critical technologies towards 5G - consisting of tens projects. We start by presenting solutions for maximising user experience in wireless service. Then, we study enablers for improving system capacity including e.g. spectrum sharing for both terrestrial and satellite systems and millimetre wave radio technologies for 5G. Next topic is energy efficiency of cellular networks starting with consequences from thermal noise death of Moore's law, and continuing with many solutions for obtaining efficient heterogeneous cellular networks. Then reliability of critical infrastructures is concentrated on presenting first a tool for analysing interdependencies between electricity distribution and telecommunications networks in various fault scenarios. In addition, we discuss physical layer security. This is a new potential approach for defending against threats and attacks in wireless networks. Finally, many network technologies and environments used and developed at VTT are discussed. For instance, details are given about the 5G test network project.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages66
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


    • autonomous network management
    • basestation
    • critical infrastructures
    • device centric communications
    • energy efficiency
    • fifth generation (5G) mobile networks
    • quality of service
    • heterogeneous networks
    • health care application
    • massive MIMO
    • millimetre wave technologies
    • mesh networks
    • mobile broadband
    • regulation
    • satellite communications
    • spectrum bands
    • spectrum sharing
    • testing solutions
    • physical layer security
    • orbital angular momentum based radio
    • wireless service delivery
    • 5G


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