The Role of Cognitive Radio Networks in Fifth-Generation Communication and Beyond



Even though it is still an evolving technology, cognitive radio networks are already impacting and will continue to influence most other newly-emerging next-generation wireless communication technologies in many significant ways. This Chapter discusses some of the most important roles that cognitive radio network is playing in driving fifth-generation and other new and/or emerging technologies such as the internet-of-things, the advanced wireless sensor networks, among others. The Chapter also identifies and describes the role of cognitive radio networks in the ongoing efforts towards the realisation of new modern smart cities and in achieving an highly-interconnected world.


Cognitive radio networks Next-generation networks Fifth-generation Sixth-generation Internet-of-things Advanced wireless sensor networks Smart cities Fourth industrial revolution 


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  1. 1.University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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