Self-optimizing last-mile backhaul network for 5G small cells

Pekka Wainio, Kari Seppänen

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    We describe a novel wireless backhaul solution, called Self-Optimizing Wireless Mesh Network (SWMN), which is targeted for interconnecting 5G small cell nodes cost-efficiently and smartly. SWMN is not only highly resilient and scalable, but it is also equipped with advanced Self-Organizing Network (SON) capabilities offering autonomous network configuration and traffic engineering features. The key aspect of SWMN is an innovative network intelligence engine coupled with beam steerable pencil beam millimeter wave (mmW) high capacity backhaul radio.
    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, ICC 2016: Communications for All Things - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 23 May 201627 May 2016


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016
    Abbreviated titleICC 2016
    CityKuala Lumpur


    • 5G
    • small cell base stations
    • backhaul
    • wireless mesh networks
    • millimetre wave communications


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