Achieving Ultra-Reliable Communication via CRAN-Enabled Diversity Schemes
Internet of things is in progress to build a smart society, and wireless networks are critical enablers for many of its use cases. In this paper, we present a multi-coordinated transmission scheme to achieve ultra-reliability for critical machine-type wireless communication networks. We take advantage of diversity, which is fundamental for dealing with fading channel impairments, and for achieving ultra-reliable region of operation in order of five 9′s as defined by 3GPP standardization bodies. We evaluate an interference-limited network composed of multiple remote radio heads that are allowed to cooperate, by keeping silence thus reducing interference, or by performing more elaborated strategies such as maximal ratio transmission, in order to serve a user equipment with ultra-reliability. We provide extensive numerical analysis and discuss the gains of cooperation by the centralized radio access network.