5G: The Next Wave of Digital Society Challenges and Current Trends


  • Swetha Indudhar Goudar InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing,UUM, Sintok 06010, Malaysia .
  • Suhaidi Hassan InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing,UUM, Sintok 06010, Malaysia .
  • Adib Habbal InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing,UUM, Sintok 06010, Malaysia .


5G, Multi-RAT, Ultra Dense Network, MIMO, Context-Aware,


The Internet that can easily connect global landscape is a fundamental component for business and communication. In the next decade, wireless network 5G will provide native support for a new kind of network infrastructure deployments, including the ultra-dense networks, multiple Radio Access Technology co-existence, direct Device to Device communication and many others. This article explores the new trends and challenges in the new digital wave. Further, it highlights the research areas in each feature and discusses the new approaches to handle huge populated devices demand.


A. Osseiran, F. Boccardi, V. Braun, K. Kusume, P. Marsch, M. Maternia, et al., "Scenarios for 5G mobile and wireless communications: the vision of the METIS project," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 52, pp. 26-35, 2014.

B. Bangerter, S. Talwar, R. Arefi, and K. Stewart, "Networks and devices for the 5G era," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 52, pp. 90-96, 2014.

A.Gohil,H.Modi and S.K.Patel. 5G technology of mobile communication: A survey. Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing (ISSP), (2013)

L.Wang and S.Rangapillai. A survey on green 5G cellular networks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM), 2012, (2012)

T. Nakamura, S. Nagata, A. Benjebbour, Y. Kishiyama, T. Hai, S. Xiaodong, et al., "Trends in small cell enhancements in LTE advanced," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 51, pp. 98-105, 2013.

D. Soldani and A. Manzalini, "Horizon 2020 and beyond: on the 5G operating system for a true digital society," Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE, vol. 10, pp. 32-42, 2015.

N. Brahmi. ITG-Fachbericht-Mobilkommunikation–Technologien

und Anwendungen (2013)

M. Jaber, M. Imran, R. Tafazolli and A. Tukmanov. 5G Backhaul Challenges and Emerging Research-A Survey.

S. J. Cisco. Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012-2017.Cisco Public Information (2013)

N. Bhushan, J. Li, D. Malladi, R. Gilmore, D. Brenner, A.

Damnjanovic, et al., "Network densification: the dominant theme for wireless evolution into 5G," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 52, pp. 82-89, 2014.

N. Wang, E. Hossain, and V. K. Bhargava, "Backhauling 5G small cells: A radio resource management perspective," Wireless Communications, IEEE, vol. 22, pp. 41-49, 2015.

J. Xu, J. Wang, Y. Zhu, Y. Yang, X. Zheng, S. Wang, et al., "Cooperative distributed optimization for the hyper-dense small cell deployment," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 52, pp. 61-67, 2014.

L. Wei, R. Hu, Y. Qian, and G. Wu, "Enable device-to-device communications underlaying cellular networks: challenges and research aspects," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 52, pp. 90-96, 2014.

J. Liu, Y. Kawamoto, H. Nishiyama, N. Kato, and N. Kadowaki, "Device-to-device communications achieve efficient load balancing in LTE-advanced networks," Wireless Communications, IEEE, vol. 21, pp. 57-65, 2014.

G. Fodor, E. Dahlman, G. Mildh, S. Parkvall, N. Reider, G. Miklós, et al., "Design aspects of network assisted device-to-device

communications," Communications Magazine, IEEE, vol. 50, pp. 170-177, 2012.

D. Liu, L. Wang, Y. Chen, M. Elkashlan, K.-K. Wong, R. Schober, et al., "User Association in 5G Networks: A Survey and an Outlook," arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.00338, 2015.

G. Global. Future Internet-PPP. (2013, May). [Online]. Available: http://www.fi-ppp.eu/

J. Pan, S. Paul and R. Jain. Communications Magazine, IEEE 49, 7 (2011)

A.Tudzarov and T. Janevski. M-RATS: Mobile-based radio access technology selector for heterogeneous wireless environment. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 18th Telecommunications forum, TELFOR, (2010)

S. Barmpounakis, A. Kaloxylos, P.Spapis and N.Alonistioti.

COmpAsS: A Context-Aware, User-Oriented RAT Selection Mechanism in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. Proceedings of the

Proc. Int. Conf. on Advanced Commun. and Computation

(INFOCOMP), Paris, (2014)

G.D Abowd, A.K.Dey, P.J Brown, N.Davies, M.Smith,P Steggles. Towards a better understanding of context and context-awareness. Proceedings of the Handheld and ubiquitous computing, (1999)

S.Nunna, A. Kousaridas, M. Ibrahim, M. Dillinger, C. Thuemmler,

H. Feussner and A. Schneider. Enabling Real-Time Context-Aware Collaboration through 5G and Mobile Edge Computing. Proceedings

of the Information Technology-New Generations (ITNG), 2015 12th

International Conference on, (2015)

A. R. Khan, M. Othman, S. A. Madani and S. U. Khan.

Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 16, 1 (2014)

M. Peng, Y. Li, Z. Zhao and C. Wang. System Architecture and key technologies for 5G Heterogeneous Cloud Radio Access Networks, IEEE 29, 2 (2015)

B. A. Nunes, M. Mendonca, X.-N. Nguyen, K. Obraczka and T. Turletti. Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 16, 3 (2014)




How to Cite

Goudar, S. I., Hassan, S., & Habbal, A. (2017). 5G: The Next Wave of Digital Society Challenges and Current Trends. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(1-2), 63–66. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/1657

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 > >>