A Survey on Different Wireless Connectivity Technologies to Sustain Device-to-Device Communication
- Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
There is highly abundant availability of wireless connectivity solutions for different applications. Different wireless connectivity options let users take advantage of different aspects of each technology. Today, wireless connectivity is dictated by two dominant technologies; cellular and WiFi with different advantages and disadvantages in terms of performance, power consumption and coverage. While over the years, both technologies have broaden their user base, improved their performance and user experience, they are still essentially limited to underlying infrastructure and economically driven decisions made by companies. Efforts to establish an infrastructure-less connectivity, usually fall short on sustaining enough capacity to support mobile application traffic and require more effort to incorporate user devices in a more convenient way. In this paper, we investigate and compare different approaches for device-to- device(D2D) connectivity – a proposed solution by many papers where user equipment does not rely on infrastructure in data exchange process. We focus on D2D implementation on different flavors of technologies as well as the underlying challenges.
- Gianforte School of Computing