Performance Analysis for Millimeter Wave Device-to-Device Communication Networks: A Review

  • Filbert Onkundi Ombongi
  • Absaloms Ouma
  • Philip Kibet


The mobile broadband access is expanding rapidly in the recent times due to advancement in technical specifications of the Fourth Generation (4G) mobile cellular system. The resulting higher traffic demand which continues to increase as more devices are coming up to provide broadband services might not be supported by  the current 4G network at the required user experience and quality. These services need a wide range of requirements that can be offered only by the Fifth Generation (5G) cellular networks. The millimeterwave (mmwave) Device-to-Device (D2D) communication has emerged as an enabling technology to offer high capacity network connectivity, traffic offloading and high energy efficiency. The mmwave D2D communication can support bandwidth-intensive applications due the large bandwidth available in the mmwave band. However, at the mmwave frequency range the transmitted signal suffers from high path and blockage losses. Therefore, this calls for solution approaches which can mitigate these losses and increase performance of mmwave D2D communication with reduced complexity in terms of achievable rate, energy consumption, energyefficiency and sum rate. The paper gives an overview of the studies that have been done in the area of mmwave D2D communication in terms of beamforming, caching, cooperative communication, scheduling schemesand their solution approaches. In addition, it discusses the challenges of the proposed solutions and gives openresearch directions for further study.
Feb 19, 2020
How to Cite
OMBONGI, Filbert Onkundi; OUMA, Absaloms; KIBET, Philip. Performance Analysis for Millimeter Wave Device-to-Device Communication Networks: A Review. Proceedings of Sustainable Research and Innovation Conference, [S.l.], p. 132-141, feb. 2020. ISSN 2079-6226. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 apr. 2020.