Abstract

This work describes the advancements that next generation mobile networks can bring to emergency services on the basis of a fully 5G enabled medical emergency response scenario. An ambulance service combining autonomous driving, advanced on-board patient monitoring, remote diagnosis and remote control from the hospital is introduced, allowing increased levels of care during patient transport and improved early diagnosis, thus enhancing patient survival rates. Furthermore, it is shown that such an ambulance service requires a variety of different traffic types that can only be supported concurrently and with guaranteed quality of service by a high-performance network fulfilling all 5G key performance indicators. The scenario described combines a multitude of aspects and applications enabled by 5G mobile communications, including autonomous driving, ultra-high definition video streaming, tactile remote interaction and continuous sensing, into a compelling showcase for a 5G enabled future. A centralized radio access 5G network with space division multiplexed optical fronthaul using analog radio-over-fiber and optical beamforming is analyzed, fully supporting SDN and NFV for advanced network slicing and quality of service guarantee.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things, Infrastructures and Mobile Applications - Proceedings of the 13th IMCL Conference, IMCL 2019
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
PublisherSpringer
Pages1076-1088
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030499310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event13th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2019 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 31 Oct 20191 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1192 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning, IMCL 2019
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period31/10/191/11/19

Keywords

  • ehealth
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Multicore fiber
  • Optical beamforming
  • Radio-over-fiber

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    Konstantinou, D., Rommel, S., Morales, A., Raddo, T. R., Johannsen, U., & Tafur Monroy, I. (2021). An eHealth-Care Driven Perspective on 5G Networks and Infrastructure. In M. E. Auer, & T. Tsiatsos (Eds.), Internet of Things, Infrastructures and Mobile Applications - Proceedings of the 13th IMCL Conference, IMCL 2019 (pp. 1076-1088). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1192 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49932-7_101