Design and analysis of 5G scenarios with simmer: an R package for fast DES prototyping Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2018

start page

  • 145

end page

  • 151


  • 11


  • 56

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-6804

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1896


  • Simulation frameworks are important tools for the analysis and design of communication networks and protocols, but they can be extremely costly and/or complex (for the case of very specialized tools), or too naive and lacking proper features and support (for the case of ad-hoc tools). In this article, we present an analysis of three 5G scenarios using simmer, a recent R package for discrete-event simulation that sits between the above two paradigms. As our results show, it provides a simple yet very powerful syntax, supporting the efficient simulation of relatively complex scenarios at a low implementation cost.


  • Telecommunications


  • delays; information and communication technology; analytical models; 5g mobile communication; switches; complexity theory