Use Cases for 5G Networks Using Small Cells

  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
  • Daniele Munaretto
  • Claudio Meani
  • Claus Keuker
  • Elisenda Temprado Garriga
  • Javier Fernandez Hidalgo
  • Miguel Catalan Cid
  • Hicham Khalife
  • Fidel Liberal
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 520)


In this paper, we discuss the main use cases and scenarios we consider in the context of 5G ESSENCE project [1]. The first use case investigates edge network acceleration at a stadium. The second use case is focused on end-to-end slicing for mission critical applications. The third scenario considers in-flight communications and entertainment system.


Cloud-Enabled Small Cell (CESC) Mobile edge computing (MEC) Network functions virtualization (NFV) Radio resource management (RRM) 



The paper has been based on the context of the 5G-PPP phase 2 “5G ESSENCE” (“Embedded Network Services for 5G Experiences”) Project (GA No. 761592), funded by the European Commission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Kostopoulos
    • 1
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 1
  • Daniele Munaretto
    • 2
  • Claudio Meani
    • 3
  • Claus Keuker
    • 4
  • Elisenda Temprado Garriga
    • 5
  • Javier Fernandez Hidalgo
    • 6
  • Miguel Catalan Cid
    • 6
  • Hicham Khalife
    • 7
  • Fidel Liberal
    • 8
  1. 1.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE)MarousiGreece
  2. 2.AthonetBolzanoItaly
  3. 3.ItaltelMilanItaly
  4. 4.Smart Mobile LabsMunichGermany
  5. 5.Zodiac Inflight InnovationsBreaUSA
  6. 6.i2CATBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.ThalesLa DéfenseFrance
  8. 8.Universidad del Pais VascoLeioaSpain

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