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Title: Improving the quality of experience in terms of SINR by modelling a millimetre wave pico-cellular network: a potential (5G) cellular network with a pico-cell technology deployment at 28 GHz operating frequency

 

Authors: Zaid M. Zoubi; Peter James Vial; Prashan Premaratne; Abdel Ilah Nour Alshbatat

 

Addresses:
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Electrical Engineering Department, Tafila Technical University, P.O. Box 179, Tafila 66110, Jordan

 

Abstract: Fifth generation technology (5G) is causing researchers to find ways to maximise the mobile telecommunication network capacity. This term has led to the discovery that there is a vast spectrum in the millimetre wave (mmWave) band between 3 GHz and 300 GHz which can be used to deploy small-cell technology over a highly populated service area. This paper proposes a 5G cellular system with a multi-pico cell deployment at 28 GHz operating frequency in order to reduce the signal-to-interference-noise ratio and thus improve the quality of user experience (QoE). Our study also provides a comparison between the suggested mmWave model and the cellular Fourth Generation/Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) at 1900 MHz. We established and tested both systems over a 1.2 km² service area. Finally, we investigated that our proposed system enabled a cell throughput three times the maximum cell throughput of 4G/LTE1900.

 

Keywords: fifth generation; 5G; millimetre wave; mmWave; pico cells; SINR; signal-to-interference noise ratio; QoE; quality of experience; 4G/LTE; fourth generation; long term evolution; mobile communications; network capacity; cell throughput.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.070950

 

Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.8, No.4, pp.329 - 338

 

Submission date: 16 Aug 2014
Date of acceptance: 18 Jan 2015
Available online: 27 Jul 2015

 

 

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