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Metaheuristics for the deployment of 5G

Tsai, C. T. ; Shih, T. S. ; Pan, J. P. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

IEEE Wireless Communications Vol. 22, Nº 6, pp. 40 - 46, December, 2015.

ISSN (print): 1536-1284
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Journal Impact Factor: 5,417 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MWC.2015.7368823

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It is not difficult to anticipate that the system capacity and spectral efficiency of 5G will be greater than those of 4G, and so will the number of network-connected wireless devices. More- over, the infrastructure of wireless communications today will not meet the requirements of a 5G environment because a large number of traffic flows will be generated between a large number of heterogeneous devices. The deployment strategy is one of the promising solutions to meet the expected demands of 5G. This article begins with a brief review of the deployment problem of wireless communication and a hyper- dense deployment problem (HDDP) definition for the requirements of 5G. A simple example for illustrating how a metaheuristic algorithm can be used to solve the HDDP is then given. Finally, some open and possible research issues are discussed to suggest future research trends on this problem.