Algorithm and 5G

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The importance of software algorithms for unleashing 5G network potential and maximizing 5G network performance cannot be understated.

Advanced software algorithms enable legacy networks to continuously improve their value. They are also essential for ensuring basic 5G performance and overcoming the impact of slowing Moore’s Law to empower networks with new capabilities.

The proliferation of hand-held devices has increased the quantum of mobile data. 5G network can meet this humongous data rate requirement in the order of 10 Gbps. A promising technology that can provide this desired performance if used in the 5G network is the massive multiple-input, multiple-output (Massive MIMO). MIMO detection algorithms aim for low computational complexity with high performance that scales well with increase in transmit antennas suitable for massive MIMO systems. It is expected the massive MIMO with 128 or more antennas will be a norm at 5G base stations.

Network Assisted Routing algorithm – NAR, can be employed for D2D(device-to-device) communication in 5G cellular architectures with the goal to extend the coverage of base stations. As per NAR, D2D communications in cellular networks are managed by base stations. Implementation of algorithms show an improvement of 35% in energy savings with an increase of 15% in the number of packets sent.