by John Doe (Scientist)
The mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) explosion has led to a severe wireless spectrum shortage which led to seeking new ways to alleviate the bandwidth crunch. Globally, wireless devices are becoming pervasive and consume network capacity and bandwidth at accelerated rates. Fourth generation (4G) networks based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) offers significant upgrades over 3G in terms of data throughput. However, despite expected performances of future LTE-Advanced, with continuous increase in the mobile data traffic one has to put a significant long term crunch on both network capacity and bandwidth.
Indeed, mobile networks will increasingly become the primary means of network access from person-to-person and person-to–machine connectivity. It will provide the fundamental infrastructure for building smart cities which will push mobile networks performances and capability requirements to their extremes. It will be a key component of the networked society and will help realize the vision of essentially unlimited access to information and sharing of data anywhere and anytime for anyone and anything.