An Efficient Uplink Multi-Connectivity Scheme for 5G Millimeter-Wave Control Plane Applications

  title={An Efficient Uplink Multi-Connectivity Scheme for 5G Millimeter-Wave Control Plane Applications},
  author={Marco Giordani and Marco Mezzavilla and Sundeep Rangan and Michele Zorzi},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
The millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequencies offer the potential of orders of magnitude that increases in capacity for next-generation cellular systems. However, links in mm-wave networks are susceptible to blockage and may suffer from rapid variations in quality. Connectivity to multiple cells at mm-wave and/or traditional frequencies is considered essential for robust communication. One of the challenges in supporting multi-connectivity in mm-waves is the requirement for the network to track the… 

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