Radio resource management for heterogeneous millimeter-wave backhaul and access network

Mehrdad Shariat, Jorma Kilpi, Tapio Suihko, Honglei Miao, Jouko Kapanen, Jyri Putkonen, Mehrdad Dianati

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This paper explores network design requirements and radio resource management (RRM) functionalities required to enable a heterogeneous millimeter-wave (mmW) network in both backhaul and access links. First, the envisioned design of a heterogeneous mmW network is outlined highlighting the main functional blocks and the key differentiating factors from nonmmW architectures. Next, the RRM functionalities required in both backhaul and access networks are discussed in detail, focusing on routing, link scheduling, dynamic TDD in the backhaul and dynamic "beam cell" management on the access links. Finally, some recent findings are presented, highlighting the impact of identified functionalities on network-wide performance indicators including latency and packet loss ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications Workshops (ICC), 2016 IEEE International Conference on
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0448-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0449-2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications: Communications for All Things - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 May 201627 May 2016


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICC'16
CityKuala Lumpur


  • HetNet
  • RRM
  • routing algorithm
  • link scheduling
  • backhaul wireless architecture
  • traffic load

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