Access, Fronthaul and Backhaul Networks for 5G & Beyond
The widespread use of mobile internet and smart applications has led to an explosive growth in mobile data traffic, which will continue due to the emerging need of connecting people, machines, and applications in an ubiquitous manner through the mobile infrastructure. The efficient and satisfactory operation of all these densely deployed networks hinges on a suitable backhaul and fronthaul provisioning. The research community is working to provide innovative technologies with extensive performance evaluation metrics along with the required standardisation milestones, hardware and components for a fully deployed network by 2020 and beyond.
Access, Fronthaul and Backhaul Networks for 5G & Beyond provides an overview from both academic and industrial stakeholders of innovative backhaul/fronthaul solutions. Covering a wide spectrum of underlying themes ranging from the recent thrust in edge caching for backhaul relaxation to mmWave-based fronthauling for radio access networks, this book is essential reading for engineers, researchers, designers, architects, technicians, students and service providers in the field of networking, mobile and wireless and computing technologies working towards the deployment of 5G networks.
About the Editors
Professor Muhammad Ali Imran is Professor of Communication Systems and Vice Dean at Glasgow College UESTC, University of Glasgow, UK, an affiliate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA and a visiting Professor at 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He has been awarded 15 patents, authored/co-authored over 300 journal and conference publications, is an associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Open Access and IET Communications.
Dr Syed Ali Raza Zaidi is a University Academic Fellow (Assistant Professor) in the broad area of Communication and Sensing for the Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing, University of Leeds, UK. He has published more than 90 technical papers in these topics.
Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir is an Assistant Professor in Networks in the School of Engineering and Computing at the University of West Scotland (UWS), UK. He has published more than 75 technical journal and conference papers, has edited or contributed to nine books, and is an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.
Muhammad Ali Imran, Syed Ali Raza Zaidi, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir