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Traffic demands in mobile networks are expected to grow substantially in the next years, both in terms of total traffic volume and of bit-rate required by individual users. It is generally agreed that the only possible solution to overcome the current limitations is to deploy very dense and heterogeneous wireless networks, which we call DenseNets. However,(More)
The ever-increasing traffic demand is pushing network operators to find new cost-efficient solutions towards the deployment of future 5G mobile networks. The network sharing paradigm was explored in the past and partially deployed. Nowadays, advanced mobile network multi-tenancy approaches are increasingly gaining momentum paving the way towards further(More)
—The exploitation of the mm-wave bands is one of the most promising solutions for 5G mobile radio networks. However, the use of mm-wave technologies in cellular networks is not straightforward due to mm-wave harsh propagation conditions that limit access availability. In order to overcome this obstacle, hybrid network architectures are being considered(More)
—Offloading traffic through opportunistic communications has been recently proposed as a way to relieve the current overload of cellular networks. Opportunistic communication can occur when mobile device users are (temporarily) in each other's proximity, such that the devices can establish a local peer-to-peer connection (e.g., via Bluetooth). Since(More)
Next generation wireless networks (5G) have to cope with significant traffic increase due to high quality video transmission and cloud-based applications. Such requirements create the need for a revolutionary change in architecture rather than a series of local and incremental technology updates. A dense heterogeneous deployment of small cells such as(More)
Opportunistic traffic offloading has been proposed to tackle overload problems in cellular networks. However, they only address the problem of deadline-based content propagation in the cellular system, given wireless environment characterization. In contrast, we cope with the traffic offloading issue from another perspective: the base station interference(More)
—The emergence of popular wireless technologies such as LTE and WiFi, and exponential growth in usage of these technologies led to extremely dense wireless networks. There are many proposals for coping with such densification. In particular, we evaluate the compound effect of inter-cell interference schemes and spectrum efficient intra-cell relay(More)
The continuously increasing demand for higher data rates results in increasing network density, so that inter-cell interference is becoming the most serious obstacle towards spectral efficiency. Considering that radio resources are limited and expensive, new techniques are required for the next generation of cellular networks, to enable a more efficient way(More)
—With the advent of next-generation mobile devices, wireless networks must be upgraded to fill the gap between huge user data demands and scarce channel capacity. Mm-waves technologies appear as the key-enabler for the future 5G networks design, exhibiting large bandwidth availability and high data rate. As counterpart, the small wavelength incurs in a(More)
Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) has been identified for LTE as the main instrument for interference control. With ICIC, quality requirements can be guaranteed while avoiding the complexity of coordinated baseband processing approaches. However, most ICIC schemes proposed so far rely on centralized multi-cell scheduling algorithms that involve(More)