Paving the Way for 5G Through the Convergence of Wireless Systems

Paving the Way for 5G Through the Convergence of Wireless Systems

Ramona Trestian (Middlesex University, UK) and Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 350
ISBN13: 9781522575702|ISBN10: 1522575707|EISBN13: 9781522575719|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7570-2


In the ever-evolving telecommunication industry, smart mobile computing devices have become increasingly affordable and powerful, leading to significant growth in the number of advanced mobile users and their bandwidth demands. Due to this increasing need, the next generation of wireless networks needs to enable solutions to bring together broadband, broadcast, and cellular technologies for global consumers.

Paving the Way for 5G Through the Convergence of Wireless Systems provides innovative insights into wireless networks and cellular coexisting solutions that aim at paving the way towards 5G. Through examining data offloading, cellular technologies, and multi-edge computing, it addresses coexistence problems at different levels (i.e., physical characteristics, open access, technology-neutrality, economic characteristics, healthcare, education, energy, etc.), influencing networks to provide solutions for next generation wireless networks. Bridging research and practical solutions, this comprehensive reference source is ideally designed for graduate-level students, IT professionals and technicians, engineers, academicians, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Broadband
  • Cellular Technologies
  • Converged Core
  • Data Offloading
  • Edge Computing
  • Game Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Green Communication
  • Multimedia Delivery
  • Optical Access Networks
  • Traffic Steering

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ramona Trestian is a Lecturer with the Computer and Communications Engineering Department, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, London, UK. She was previously an IBM-IRCSET Exascale Postdoctoral Researcher with the Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL) at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland since December 2011. She was awarded the PhD from Dublin City University in March 2012 and the B.Eng. degree in Telecommunications from the Electronics, Telecommunications, and the Technology of Information Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2007. She has published in prestigious international conferences and journals and has two edited books. She is a reviewer for international journals and conferences and an IEEE member. Her research interests include mobile and wireless communications, multimedia streaming, handover and network selection strategies, and software-defined networks.
Gabriel-Miro Muntean is an Associated Professor with the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 for research on quality-oriented adaptive multimedia streaming over wired networks. He was awarded the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the Computer Science Department, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania in 1996 and 1997 respectively. Dr. Muntean is co-director of the DCU Performance Engineering Laboratory and Investigator with Insight and Lero National Research Centres. His research interests include quality-oriented and performance-related issues of adaptive multimedia delivery, performance of wired and wireless communications, energy-aware networking and personalised technology-enhanced learning. Dr. Muntean has published over 350 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, has authored 4 books and 19 book chapters and has edited 6 other books, which have attracted over 6000 citations (H-index=44). Dr. Muntean has supervised successfully 22 PhD students and 10 postdoctoral researchers. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Multimedia Communications Area Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and reviewer for other important international journals, conferences, and funding agencies. He was the coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project NEWTON. He is a senior member of IEEE, and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.