5G Networks: Use-Cases
By Vikram Singh
5G networks are designed to support many use-cases for variety of scenarios and terrains. These use-cases have different latency, date-rate and scale (number of devices) quality of service requirements. The requirements are defined in terms of bit/block/packet error rate, throughput (spectral efficiency, energy efficiency), latency, power consumption (complexity of algorithms), scale (variation of QoS with number of devices) and coverage analysis. Some of these use-cases are listed below:
All these use-cases are designed based on a common air interface and similar protocol stacks. The requirements for these applications are satisfied through proprietary implementation and algorithms. Foe example, the IIoT devices doesn’t require high data rate, have a low battery (power) and very often have low mobility, hence the transmission algorithms such as scheduling, resource allocation, precoding and beamforming and reception algorithms such as receive combining, channel estimation and data demodulation must be designed keeping all these requirements constraints in mind.
Gigayasa Wireless has designed simulators which supports and implements all these use-cases to carry out research on different modules of all these applications. Moreover, many sub-cases of these use-cases such as IIoT positioning, sidelink positioning, device to device communication, IIoT communication, reduce capability device communication etc.