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5G Multi-Connectivity with Non-Ideal Backhaul: Distributed vs Cloud-Based Architecture

Michalopoulos, Diomidis; Maeder, Andreas; Kolehmainen, Niko

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  "DOI": "10.1109/GLOCOMW.2018.8644234", 
  "title": "5G Multi-Connectivity with Non-Ideal Backhaul: Distributed vs Cloud-Based Architecture", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>We investigate the throughput performance of multi-connectivity over Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Specifically, we examine the effect of non-ideal backhaul on the throughput for two architecture scenarios, namely: i) The distributed HetNet scenario where the multi-connectivity anchor is co-located with the macro cell; ii) the cloud-based HetNet scenario, where the multi-connectivity anchor point is located at a centralized network point. An extensive set of simulations is conducted, followed by an investigation of the effect of the backhaul latency, packet file size and offered load on the throughput. It is shown that the cloud-based HetNet architecture leads to a superior throughput performance than that of the distributed architecture. Moreover, it is shown that the backhaul delay considerably affects the overall throughput for both architecture options.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Michalopoulos, Diomidis"
      "family": "Maeder, Andreas"
      "family": "Kolehmainen, Niko"
  "id": "3266952", 
  "note": "\u00a9 2018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.", 
  "event-place": "Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom)"
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