FLAVIA: Towards a generic MAC for 4G mobile cellular networks

Andreas Maeder, Vincenzo Mancuso, Yaniv Weizman, Erez Biton, Peter Rost, Xavier Perez-Costa, Omer Gurewitz

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The future 4 th generation IMT-Advanced standards for 3GPP and IEEE 802.16 are LTE-A and IEEE 802.16m, respectively. While at a detailed level IEEE 802.16m and 3GPP LTE-A seem to be significantly different, on a conceptual and functional level both technologies use similar approaches for medium access and radio resource management and are very similar at the PHY layer. In this paper, we analyse both technologies with the goal of finding common functional subsets which can be used as building blocks for a generic and extensible MAC for future mobile cellular networks. To this end, we propose a systematic categorization into services, interfaces, functions and primitives as a first step towards achieving generic architecture.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011
StatePublished - 28 Dec 2011
Event2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011


Conference2011 Future Network and Mobile Summit, FutureNetw 2011


  • IEEE 802.16m
  • LTE-A
  • MAC
  • broadband wireless access

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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