Review of Heterogeneous Wireless Fusion in Mobile 5G Networks: Benefits and Challenges

  • Yuan GaoEmail author
  • Ao Hong
  • Quan Zhou
  • Zhaoyang Li
  • Weigui Zhou
  • Shaochi Cheng
  • Xiangyang Li
  • Yi LiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 201)


The 5th generation wireless network has become popular in recent days, the system could provide higher transmission speed, lower latency, enhanced spectrum efficiency and energy efficiency. However, the improvements are mainly focused on mobile base stations such as large scale MIMO, full duplex, etc. The resources of integrated multi-functional mobile terminals are wasted. In this work, we discuss the fusion technology in 5G wireless networks, to make full utilization of multi-functional terminals, the fusion of 5G, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth will greatly increase the transmission speed and reduce the latency, both benefits and challenges are summarized. In heterogeneous architecture, simulation results indicate that the fusion of mobile terminals could increase system capacity and reduce transmission latency significantly.


Wireless fusion Mobile terminal Heterogeneous networks 5G 



This work is funded by China’s 973 project under grant of 2012CB316002 and China’s 863 project under grant of 2013AA013603, 2012AA011402, National Natural Science Foundation of China (61201192), The Open Research Fund of National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University (2012D02); International Science and Technology Cooperation Program (2012DFG12010); National S & T Major Project (2013ZX03001024-004), Operation Agreement Between Tsinghua University and Ericsson, Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, whose funding support is gratefully acknowledgment. The author would also like to thank all the reviewers, their suggestions help improve my work a lot.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Defense Science and Technology Information CenterBeijingChina
  2. 2.Xi Chang Satellite Launch CenterXichangChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory on Microwave and Digital Communications, National Laboratory for Information Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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