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Marco Gramaglia; Alexandros Kaloxylos; Panagiotis Spapis; Xavier Costa; Luis Miguel Contreras; Riccardo Trivisonno; Gerd Zimmermann; Antonio de la Oliva; Peter Rost; Patrick Marsch
This chapter describes the current trends in the overall design of 5th generation (5G) network architecture. While the previous chapters were mainly focused on the description of the requirements and the problem space, from now on we will provide details on the currently envisioned 5G solutions. This is intended to be a starting point of the next chapters for the reader of this book who will be made familiar with common concepts that are the fundamental pillars of 5G research and standardization, with more details on individual parts of the 5G system in the following chapters.