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SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 60, Issue 8: 080301(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-9144-x

6--100 GHz research progress and challenges from a channel perspective for fifth generation (5G) and future wireless communication

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  • ReceivedDec 31, 2016
  • AcceptedJun 6, 2017
  • PublishedJun 30, 2017

Abstract

Radio frequency is a valuable resource for wireless communication systems. The high-frequency band from 6 GHz up to 100 GHz, where continuous and broad spectra exist, is promising to meet the high spectrum requirement of fifth generation (5G) mobile communication systems by 2020. To date, many groups from academia and industry have contributed to devising approaches to allocate and utilize frequency resources from 6 GHz to 100 GHz for 5G and future wireless communication systems. In this paper, we present global efforts to allocate potential frequency bands and field trial progress from 6 GHz to 100 GHz for 5G. From a channel perspective, we summarize research progress and challenges, including channel measurement platforms and channel parameter analysis, both of which are important to extract the inherent channel characteristics and use a high-frequency band for 5G and future wireless communication systems.


Acknowledgment

Acknowledgments

The work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61322110), National Science and Technology Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant No. 2015ZX03002008), National High-tech R&D Program of China (863) (Grant No. 2015AA01A703), and Doctoral Fund of the Ministry of Education (Grant No. 20130005110001). The measurement platform was partially funded by SAMSUNG, and the data collections were funded by ZTE, Huawei, and CMCC.


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