Conference paper Open Access

RAN Enablers for 5G Radio Resource Management

D. M. Gutierrez-Estevez; Ö. Bulakci; M. Ericson; A. Prasad; E. Pateromichelakis; J. Belschner; P. Arnold; G. Calochira

Abstract— This paper presents the description of several key RAN enablers for the radio resource management (RRM) framework of the fifth generation (5G) radio access network (RAN), referred to as building blocks of the 5G RRM. In particular, the following key RAN enablers are discussed: i) interference management techniques for dense and dynamic deployments, focusing on cell-edge performance enhancement; ii) dynamic traffic steering mechanisms that aim to attain the optimum mapping of 5G services to any available resources when and where needed by considering the peculiarities of different air interface variants (AIVs); iii) resource management strategies that deal with network slices; and iv) tight interworking between novel 5G AIVs and evolved legacy AIVs such as Long-term Evolution (LTE). Evaluation results for each of these key RAN enablers are also presented.

(c) 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, 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 components of this work in other works.
Files (663.5 kB)
Name Size
RAN Enablers for 5G Radio Resource Management_METIS-II.pdf
663.5 kB Download
All versions This version
Views 101101
Downloads 215215
Data volume 142.6 MB142.6 MB
Unique views 9494
Unique downloads 207207


Cite as