Paving the Way for 5G Through the Convergence of Wireless Systems
Core Reference Title

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

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media and Communications for 2019.

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 a Lecturer 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 research group and Director of the Network Innovations Centre, part of the RINCE Research Institute Ireland. 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 e-learning. Dr. Muntean has published over 100 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, has authored a book and six book chapters and has edited two other books. Dr. Muntean is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting and reviewer for other important international journals, conferences, and funding agencies. He is a member of IEEE, and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.