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Migration from Microwave to Millimeter-wave for Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems

Felix Opeyemi Olowononi, Charles Ndujiuba. Published in Communications.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Felix Opeyemi Olowononi, Charles Ndujiuba
10.5120/cae2017652373

Felix Opeyemi Olowononi and Charles Ndujiuba. Migration from Microwave to Millimeter-wave for Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems. Communications on Applied Electronics 6(7):1-7, February 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2017652373,
	author = {Felix Opeyemi Olowononi and Charles Ndujiuba},
	title = {Migration from Microwave to Millimeter-wave for Next Generation Mobile Communication Systems},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {February 2017},
	volume = {6},
	number = {7},
	month = {Feb},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {1-7},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume6/number7/701-2017652373},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652373},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Communications systems have continued to evolve after ground-breaking research works by various researchers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mobile wireless communication networks due to their inherent advantages and the availability of ubiquitous broadband internet along with other technological developments in semiconductor science and the convergence of technology have continued to generate an insatiable demand for higher data rates. Since the bandwidth/frequency spectrum is finite and hence limited in availability to telecommunication operators, various techniques have been proffered as solutions to the capacity problem from the first to the fourth generations (1G – 4G). However, as the data explosion continues to the big-data age, there is a need to migrate from the utilization of the microwave frequencies to the millimeter-wave frequency to solve the capacity issue. This principle is the core behind the Fifth Generation (5G). This paper is therefore set to present the millimeter-wave technology and its contribution to the expectations for Next Generation Networks (NGN).

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Keywords

Fifth Generation, Heterogeneous networks, Microwave, Millimeter wave, Mobile Communications, Next Generation (NGN), Spectrum