Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: The role of small cell technology in future Smart City applications
Authors: Cimmino, Antonio
Pecorella, Tommaso
Fantacci, Romano
Granelli, Fabrizio
Rahman, Talha Faizur
Sacchi, Claudio
Carlini, Camillo
Harsh, Piyush
DOI: 10.1002/ett.2766
Published in: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Volume(Issue): 25
Issue: 1
Pages: 11
Pages to: 20
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 2161-3915
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
Abstract: Meeting citizens’ requirements economically and efficiently is the most important objective of Smart Cities. As a matter of fact, they are considered a key concept both for future Internet and information and communications technology. It is expected that a wide range of services will be made available for residential users (e.g. intelligent transportation systems, e‐government, e‐banking, e‐commerce and smart management of energy demand), public administration entities, public safety and civil protection agencies and so on with increased quality, lower costs and reduced environmental impact. In order to achieve these ambitious objectives, new technologies should be developed such as non‐invasive sensing, highly parallel processing, smart grids and mobile broadband communications. This paper considers the communication aspects of Smart City applications, specifically, the role of the latest developments of Long‐Term Evolution‐Advanced standard, which forecast the increase of broadband coverage by means of small cells. We shall demonstrate that the novel concept of small cell fully meets the emerging communication and networking requirements of future Smart Cities. To this aim, a feasible network architecture for future Smart Cities, based on small cells, will be discussed in the framework of a future smarter and user‐centric perspective of forthcoming 4G mobile technologies.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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