Communication at mmWave frequencies has been the focus in the recent years. In this paper, we discuss standardization efforts in 60 GHz short range communication and the progress therein. We compare the available standards in terms of network architecture, medium access control mechanisms, physical layer techniques and several other features. Comparative analysis indicates that IEEE 802.11ad is likely to lead the short-range indoor communication at 60 GHz. We bring to the fore resolved and unresolved issues pertaining to robust WLAN connectivity at 60 GHz. Further, we discuss the role of mmWave bands in 5G communication scenarios and highlight the further efforts required in terms of research and standardization.
|Title of host publication||2015 IEEE 12th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC):CCNC 2015 Workshops - IEEE Standards (CCNC 2015 - CCNC 2015 Workshops -IEEE Standards)|
|Place of Publication||Las Vegas, USA|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
Chandra, K., Doff, A. W., Cao, Z., Prasad, R. V., & Niemegeers, I. G. M. M. (2015). 60 GHz MAC Standardization: Progress and Way Forward. In 2015 IEEE 12th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC):CCNC 2015 Workshops - IEEE Standards (CCNC 2015 - CCNC 2015 Workshops -IEEE Standards) https://doi.org/10.1109/ccnc.2015.7157974