Indoor services contribute over 70% of the traffic in the current mobile system, and are expected to more dominate in the 5G era. Thus, an indoor system that can ensure line-of-sight (LOS) transmission with the end users in each indoor chamber will play a key role in achieving efficient operation of the 5G mobile systems. The talk firstly gives an overview on the indoor systems that have been reported and commercially deployed. Then a new antenna access architecture for the indoor service provisioning will be introduced. Specifically, the architecture leverage an all-analog link to communicate between the antenna unit and the Base station via a LAN cable (i.e., Cat5,6,7). We will highlight the issues of the architecture and its implementation in the real world.
Dr. Pin-Han Ho is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. He is the author/co-author of over 400 refereed technical papers, several book chapters, and the coauthor of two books on Internet and optical network survivability. His current research interests cover a wide range of topics in broadband wired and wireless communication networks, including wireless transmission techniques, mobile system design and optimization, and network dimensioning and resource allocation. He is in the rank of IEEE Fellow and a Professional Engineer Ontario (PEO).