Surveying 5G Techno-Economic Research to Inform the Evaluation of 6G Wireless Technologies

  title={Surveying 5G Techno-Economic Research to Inform the Evaluation of 6G Wireless Technologies},
  author={Edward J. Oughton and William H. Lehr},
  journal={IEEE Access},
Techno-economic assessment is a fundamental technique engineers use for evaluating new communications technologies. However, despite the techno-economics of the fifth cellular generation (5G) being an active research area, it is surprising there are few comprehensive evaluations of this growing literature. With mobile network operators deploying 5G across their networks, it is therefore an opportune time to appraise current accomplishments and review the state-of-the-art. Such insight can… 

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