• Yuanwei Liu
  • Zhijin Qin
  • Zhiguo Ding
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


This chapter introduces the background of using non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), including overview of NOMA in the fifth generation (5G) communication systems and the beyond as well as the related standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuanwei Liu
    • 1
  • Zhijin Qin
    • 1
  • Zhiguo Ding
    • 2
  1. 1.LondonUK
  2. 2.ManchesterUK

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