From Opportunistic Networks to 3GPP Network-Independent Device-to-Device Communication
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Device-to-device (D2D) communication is being proposed as a complement to traditional communication via cellular networks. D2D establishes a direct communication link between mobile devices instead of relaying traffic through the cellular infrastructure. While D2D is currently one of the popular research topics in telecommunications, the concept of allowing devices in proximity to communicate directly with one another has been extensively studied for more than a decade under the name opportunistic communication. We here compare 3GPP’s network-independent D2D communication to opportunistic communication and demonstrate that they share a number of common characteristics. We discuss which best practices from the opportunistic networking domain may be applied to networkindependent D2D, and outline open questions in the D2D design that have not been answered by previous research efforts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. , 7 p.
TRITA-EE, ISSN 1653-5146 ; TRITA-EE 2015:99
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175755DiVA: diva2:867554
QC 201601292015-11-052015-10-202016-01-29Bibliographically approved