Conference paper Open Access
Belschner, Jakob; Michalopoulos, Diomidis
The extreme requirements for 5G ultra-reliable services call for new approaches for achieving a reliable operation of the Radio Access Network (RAN). Data Duplication as well as Network Coding in combination with multi-connectivity are corresponding approaches that promise increased RAN reliability. In this work, the advantages and disadvantages of both Network Coding and Data Duplication are studied. Moreover, a novel hybrid approach is proposed, which combines the advantages of both approaches. The effectiveness of the proposed hybrid approach is corroborated by means of simulations.