Publication detail

Unifying Multi-Radio Communication Technologies to Enable mMTC Applications in B5G Networks

MOŽNÝ, R. ŠTŮSEK, M. MAŠEK, P. MIKHAYLOV, K. HOŠEK, J.

Original Title

Unifying Multi-Radio Communication Technologies to Enable mMTC Applications in B5G Networks

English Title

Unifying Multi-Radio Communication Technologies to Enable mMTC Applications in B5G Networks

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Even though the wireless communication technologies have evolved significantly in the last decade, the performance requirements of versatile massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) use-cases grow at even faster pace. For this reason, the challenge of providing energy-efficient, reliable, secure, and variable devices with ubiquitous connectivity cannot be addressed by any single Radio Access Technology (RAT) available today. Therefore, the concept of multi-RAT devices in the context of next-generation communication technologies (5G and beyond 5G (B5G)) comes into play. In this paper, we investigate the utility of multi-RAT IoT connectivity in practice with respect to a Smart City scenario, in which the location of public transport vehicles e.g., trams and buses is tracked and reported by a device equipped with two Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies i.e., Narrowband IoT (3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)) and LoRaWAN (non-3GPP). Both technologies got matured and have shown their momentum in the recent years, and are expected to play the key role also in the future. We first detail the constructed multi-RAT prototype and then report the initial results of its evaluation in a pilot deployment in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. The obtained results illustratively confirm the feasibility of joint usage of two diverse LPWAN RATs while their combination brings higher flexibility, reliability, and improve the overall Quality of Service (QoS) to wireless connectivity.

English abstract

Even though the wireless communication technologies have evolved significantly in the last decade, the performance requirements of versatile massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) use-cases grow at even faster pace. For this reason, the challenge of providing energy-efficient, reliable, secure, and variable devices with ubiquitous connectivity cannot be addressed by any single Radio Access Technology (RAT) available today. Therefore, the concept of multi-RAT devices in the context of next-generation communication technologies (5G and beyond 5G (B5G)) comes into play. In this paper, we investigate the utility of multi-RAT IoT connectivity in practice with respect to a Smart City scenario, in which the location of public transport vehicles e.g., trams and buses is tracked and reported by a device equipped with two Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies i.e., Narrowband IoT (3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)) and LoRaWAN (non-3GPP). Both technologies got matured and have shown their momentum in the recent years, and are expected to play the key role also in the future. We first detail the constructed multi-RAT prototype and then report the initial results of its evaluation in a pilot deployment in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. The obtained results illustratively confirm the feasibility of joint usage of two diverse LPWAN RATs while their combination brings higher flexibility, reliability, and improve the overall Quality of Service (QoS) to wireless connectivity.

Keywords

Multi-Radio; Wireless Communication; LPWA; mMTC, IoT

Released

20.03.2020

ISBN

978-1-7281-6047-4

Book

2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT)

Pages from

1

Pages to

5

Pages count

5

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT163765,
  author="Radek {Možný} and Martin {Štůsek} and Pavel {Mašek} and Konstantin {Mikhaylov} and Jiří {Hošek}",
  title="Unifying Multi-Radio Communication Technologies to Enable mMTC Applications in B5G Networks",
  annote="Even though the wireless communication technologies have evolved significantly in the last decade, the performance requirements of versatile massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) use-cases grow at even faster pace. For this reason, the challenge of providing energy-efficient, reliable, secure, and variable devices with ubiquitous connectivity cannot be addressed by any single Radio Access Technology (RAT) available today. Therefore, the concept of multi-RAT devices in the context of next-generation communication technologies (5G and beyond 5G (B5G)) comes into play. In this paper, we investigate the utility of multi-RAT IoT connectivity in practice with respect to a Smart City scenario, in which the location of public transport vehicles e.g., trams and buses is tracked and reported by a device equipped with two Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies i.e., Narrowband IoT (3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)) and LoRaWAN (non-3GPP). Both technologies got matured and have shown their momentum in the recent years, and are expected to play the key role also in the future. We first detail the constructed multi-RAT prototype and then report the initial results of its evaluation in a pilot deployment in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. The obtained results illustratively confirm the feasibility of joint usage of two diverse LPWAN RATs while their combination brings higher flexibility, reliability, and improve the overall Quality of Service (QoS) to wireless connectivity.",
  booktitle="2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT)",
  chapter="163765",
  doi="10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083791",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2020",
  month="march",
  pages="1--5",
  type="conference paper"
}