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MOBNET

The evolution of current wireless access networks towards the fifth generation (5G) will be characterized by network densification, typically achieved through the deployment of many static small cell base stations (BSs). However this approach implies huge investments on behalf of mobile network operators (MNOs), while increasing the amount of over-provisioned network resources, with poor return on investments for MNOs.The main goal of the MOBNET project is to perform a first evaluation of the potential of strategies which mitigate the need for ultra-dense BS deployments through the joint use of vehicle-mounted small cell base stations, for bringing the antennas closer to the users, and of algorithms for dynamic network management, which adapt the configuration of the network to traffic demand and to the available infrastructure. The outcomes of MOBNET will help assessing the potential of moving network paradigm for enabling cost-effective and efficient bandwidth provisioning in soon-to-be 5G networks, laying out the premises for the elaboration of new instruments for design and performance evaluation of 5G access networks.