MAC, RRM and RAN management

The aim of this work area is to maximise the number of users in a resource limited network and orchestration of resources from different networks while satisfying expected quality of experience of each user.

In radio resource management, the focus is on better co-ordination among macro and small cells, controlled latency and lower energy usage. The Light MAC protocols enable smart and adaptive use of radio resources with a low signalling overhead and latency. The solutions will enable self-configuration and efficient user mobility management for dense cell networks. Joint design of wireless front- and backhaul architecture is an important part of this work area.

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