Practical 5G Smart City Design via Open-RAN and Integrated gNBs

  • Dave Muir (Speaker)
  • Marvin Kelly (Speaker)

Activity: Invited talk or paper presentationInvited talk (e.g. Keynote or guest speaker)


5G networks improve upon 4G networks and generally provide greater throughput speeds and lower latency. 5G networks are designed to support many different applications and services on one network by means of network slicing. Over the last two years, there has been a growing number of 5G Smart city network deployments worldwide. This tutorial presents a novel real-world 5G smart city deployment. Outlined here are the challenges of deploying a network with a combination of an Open Radio Access Network (RAN) system and an integrated 5G Radio node (gNB) in the same network. This is done in a small city environment with specified restrictions on maximum transmit power. This tutorial also compares the frame structure of 4G with 5G and indicates the efficiencies in the 5G network. Finally, a few 5G use cases are presented; these applications are relevant to a smart city network and show how these can be implemented in the presented smart city network.
Period12 Oct 2022
Held atIEEE Future Networks World Forum, Canada
Degree of RecognitionInternational