Small cell based 5G test network (5GTN)

Matti Latva-aho, Ari Pouttu, Atso Hekkala, Ilkka Harjula, Jukka Mäkelä

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5G systems research is getting close to the stage that practical implementations need to be tested in real scenarios. However, the technical requirements for 5G as very stringent and no general purpose equipment exists for testing 5G radio performance in reality yet. One future direction is, however, quite obvious: small cell deployments will play a major role in 5G systems. This paper discusses an initiative started in Oulu, Finland early 2015 to investigate this matter in practice. A special emphasis is put to test novel small cell enabled operator business models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), 2015 International Symposium on
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-146736540-6, 978-1-4673-6539-0
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2015 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 25 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2015
Abbreviated titleISWCS


  • 5G
  • small cells
  • operator business models


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