Extremely dense wireless networks [Guest editorial] Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 88

end page

  • 89

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 53

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-6804

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1896

abstract

  • The ever growing demand from mobile network users is pushing the current wireless technologies toward their limits. As a matter of fact, not even the most optimistic promises from emerging standards, such as LTEAdvanced and IEEE 802.11ac/ad/af, will be able to satiate the huge appetite for bandwidth of the future users of 5G networks — at least, unless the size of cells is reduced dramatically. This situation will soon create a desperate need for extremely dense wireless networks (DenseNets).

keywords

  • Special issues and sections
    Density estimation
    Wireless networks
    Mobile radio mobility management
    IEEE 802,11 standards
    Bandwidth allocation
    Mobile computing
    Wireless communication