A comparative study of 4G and 5G Network Simulators

TitleA comparative study of 4G and 5G Network Simulators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBouras, C, Diles, G, Gkamas, A, Zacharopoulos, A
JournalInternational Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, IARIA

Network simulation is a technique of utmost importance to evaluate new network performance, verify new algorithms and analyze various network topologies. It is used to find results to be expected from a hardware setup without the need for actual implementation. For this reason, there is a plethora of Network Simulation Software applied to different scenarios to evaluate theories and hypotheses. A cellular network is an example of an extremely complex system in which different components impact the overall performance in different ways. The aim of this paper is to study the most common Simulators regarding the deployment of 4G and 5G networks, provide a detailed comparison featuring their main advantages and showcasing potential defects and support the academic community, offering the required data to help choose the necessary one.