A Survey on 5G Usage Scenarios and Traffic Models
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AuthorNavarro Ortiz, Jorge; Romero-Diaz, Pablo; Sendra Compte, Sandra; Ameigeiras Gutiérrez, Pablo José; Ramos Muñoz, Juan José; López Soler, Juan Manuel
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
5GIMT-2020Usage scenariosTraffic models
Navarro Ortiz, J...[et al.] (2020). A Survey on 5G Usage Scenarios and Traffic Models. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
SponsorshipThis work is partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (project TEC2016-76795-C6-4-R); H2020 research and innovation project 5G-CLARITY (Grant No. 871428); Andalusian Knowledge Agency (project A-TIC-241-UGR18).
The fifth-generation mobile initiative, 5G, is a tremendous and collective effort to specify, standardize, design, manufacture, and deploy the next cellular network generation. 5G networks will support demanding services such as enhanced Mobile Broadband, Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications and massive Machine-Type Communications, which will require data rates of tens of Gbps, latencies of few milliseconds and connection densities of millions of devices per square kilometer. This survey presents the most significant use cases expected for 5G including their corresponding scenarios and traffic models. First, the paper analyzes the characteristics and requirements for 5G communications, considering aspects such as traffic volume, network deployments, and main performance targets. Secondly, emphasizing the definition of performance evaluation criteria for 5G technologies, the paper reviews related proposals from principal standards development organizations and industry alliances. Finally, well-defined and significant 5G use cases are provided. As a result, these guidelines will help and ease the performance evaluation of current and future 5G innovations, as well as the dimensioning of 5G future deployments.